My paintings are are an exploration of color, texture and gesture.  
They are built up from multiple layers of highly textured acrylic.  They are both planned and spontaneous.  Rather than fighting against the fundamental characteristics of the medium, I embrace them, taking advantage of the physical mixing of pigment and transparency to encourage optical mixing.
The marks are free and spontaneous.  Each layer, each gesture of the pallet knife brings a new discovery. Their creation is a dialog with the canvas and the physical texture of the surface.  A push / pull that is simultaneously planned and accepting.
The resulting complexity invites deep scrutiny.
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