Displaying artwork at Ardmore Cafe
Presently, my paintings gravitate toward a series of work involving the resilience of humanity verses nature and their eternal conflict to co-exist harmoniously. Paintings include a combination of abstract surfaces which are altered by a hard edge to create recognizable imagery. I have created a visually energetic surface, using a contrasting field to complement explosive foreground images. A feeling of both tension and depth is achieved by using intriguing spatial relationships that convey multiple levels of awareness producing unique and thought-provoking images.
Without compromising the integrity of the “Glass Release Stain Painting” technique, I have developed a process in which I apply multiple stages of acrylic paint to glass. Once dried, I transfer the paint to a stretched canvas in a narrative format. This form of painting is so unusual that I know of no other contemporary artist who employs it. By utilizing this unique procedure I feel it has provided greater control of my visual expressions, thereby enabling me the opportunity to integrate personal iconography within my composition. In addition this experience redefines the concept of stain painting.
Acrylic on canvas
25" x 27" x 2"