Artist Statement

I am a San Francisco based fine artist mostly working in the medium of oil on canvas.

I make oil paintings in both realist and abstract styles. I enjoy the sensual natural qualities of the paint itself. I love being an alchemist who transforms the raw pigment into a gorgeous glowing image whether that is a portrait, a nude, or a non-representational piece.

The act of painting in my studio is deeply engrossing as I blend the sunlight, natural processes such gravity, and inspiring music into the fixed form of the finished piece which is the artifact of this elevated state of being.

I use a process of many semi-transparent overlapping layers that produce paintings that seem to have a visual depth that penetrates deeply beyond the surface. To accomplish this I use oil, varnish, and cold wax medium. Each layer dries before I add the next one. This produces a surface of great luminosity.