Artist's Statement...

Technique is just as powerful as the color used to express it. Like the blue sky is painted with clouds, raw exposed canvas is used as part of a constructivist expressionistic (ConEx) backdrop and foreground which are peeled away (reduced) in Geometric (Mondrian) inspired ways once surrounded by the sgraffito (Twombly) interrupting my Jackson Pollock-inspired gestural drip style smears (Richter). The sky has a picturesque story to tell and so do the arresting and sometimes adventitious collision of colors in my Smear Paintings.