I approach the canvas like I do life for the most part: with an osmotic process. Osmosis is the movement of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane. I begin by thrashing bright and bold colors onto the canvas with great fervor and raw emotional movement and then let the image cull naturally through the abstract textures. It’s not a perfect process. I do not plan the final image and so the results widely vary but they always find their way to the surface.
The inspiration behind my works manifest from daily life energy and experiences. I gravitate toward ornithology, insects, floral and figurative subjects with the heaviest emphasis on birds as of late. I am a self-taught artist and as such, I have moved through a myriad of styles and subjects with the majority of my works falling loosely into the expressionism category. That is, until recently. I’ve always been fascinated with birds and have finally found myself bringing them into my works. They require a greater amount of patience and now the practice is a complete meditative cycle for me. I start with chaos and end with calm.