My painting process begins with making marks, drawing, or laying washes of color on canvas or paper
until what develops there begins to suggest to me a structure of forms and color relationships. I let
images that develop in this manner suggest the direction of the painting and ways in which light and
space may be manipulated into a coherent whole. Consequently it is not always possible for me to
know at the beginning what direction the work ultimately will take.
I am always conscious of color relationships, light, and two-dimensional design as well as ways in
which the illusion of spatial depth can develop on a two-dimensional surface. My intent is that the
finished work will look as though it came together effortlessly, but that is rarely the case. There is as
much subtraction as addition in my painting process.