When describing my artwork, I take a moment to think. It's sort of like answering the question, "Tell me about yourself."
I know it's meant to be an icebreaker, a easy question to answer, a sort of let's get to know each other quickly. If that's the case, then I will talk my immediate art in the studio today. My most recent artwork is Break Through series. "Break Through" is two words in this case because I broke through a barrier; one of the invisible lines into a new dimension of creativity. For me it's as much as the new materials and innovative method, as the look of the art itself.
My most recent series is acrylic in flow medium on aluminum or wood panels. The method I use is in layers of many glazings with intentional pouring to create depth and stratigraphy-like bands of pigments that touch each other in a loose flowing manner. They often evoke a feeling of land and water or sky and landforms although they are truly results of my color and texture preferences. I have made a variety of sizes from 8x10-inches to 48x60-inches.
Past work that influences this current work is my Dreamscapes series in design only. Dreamscapes pieces are inspired by meditative moments and peaceful dreams. Because I block out the lower portions of the canvases with darker earth-tones hues and paint lighter valued hues mixed with white, yellow and pink on the top portions of the canvases, viewers often interpret them as abstracted landscapes. They may not always be wrong.
No matter what series I am working on, I always have a landscape on the easel. It's hard not to be directly inspired by what I see. Sometimes there is no need to abstract a scene too much because it is already perfect.