Artist Statement


Why Painting

-Direct

-Immediate

-Intimate

-Physical

Motivation

-landscape/movement through landscape

-juxtapositions

-memory

Color

-precise

-intuitive

-emotional

Important

-Physicality of paint

-Control/Lack of Control

-Awkardness

Process

-drive around

-take photos

-make paintings

Intent

What seems to me the highest and the most difficultachievement of Art is not to make us laugh or cry, or to rouse our lust or our anger, but to do as nature does—that is, fill us with wonderment.”  

Gustave Flaubert, letter, August 26, 1853, to Louise Colet

Artists I love

Eva Hesse

Yayoi Kusama

Milton Avery

Richard Tuttle

Agnes Martin

Cy Twombly

Clementine Hunter

Helen Frankenthaler

Louise Bourgeois

Peter Doig

Philip Guston