There is a strange ethereal beauty to these paintings…
Art can compared to making music or writing a novel. A single painting has a beginning, middle or end. It has a theme, a plot, a context or direction. My work is a one-off, never to be repeated again.
The viewer is the one who brings the painting to life. The viewer looking, and wondering at the content (or lack thereof), gives it the reason why it exists, and where it’s going. They want an experience, not an instance; they want to feel like they’re on a journey, immersed or involved with something meaningful. Something that touches the mind, heart and spirit.
“The role of the artist to find the deepest feelings of human nature and expose them to the good or the bad. I choose to follow hope and life.“
I’m driven to continually experiment and try new mixes and materials. My passion for art and what I do is what keeps me coming back to the studio. I find the encaustic medium absolutely fascinating, watching the paint changes as you heat it up. I love the unpredictable nature of Encaustica and that eternal search for the perfectly smooth and translucent finish. Encaustic art is pure alchemy.
“I believe that the work in itself should be sufficient and powerful enough to carry out the message I am attempting to express.”
Overall, my art is treated as an exclusive message to my audience. Every painting, whether realistic or abstract, is uniquely destined for the viewer who will recognize the message as his or her own. Each picture is a little glimpse of heaven, a moment in which the Creator speaks a personal and very intimate message to His Chosen Created.
“A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. ”
The surface of each painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty to these paintings, as if they were made from air.