1030209, watercolor, 7.5 x 22 in., 2015

I paint gritty things from gritty places in gritty ways. My watercolors can best be described as sophisticated chaos, as an accurate drawing gives way to a spontaneous painting to create a beautiful mess. I’m interested in expressing how something feels rather than how it looks, and in the sheer physicality of a subject captured in a sheer physicality of paint. Surprises are not only welcomed, but invited, as marks, scratches, drips and splatters all become part of the painting. I enjoy the contrast of painting quickly to create a piece to be experienced slowly.