I am working on painting and collage, juxtaposing relationships between shape, color and value.

My paintings are distilled visual experiences. As I slow down and look, I remove the unnecessary and find the essential. 


I live in a small Midwest city. The homes in my neighborhood are very close together. What I see daily are homes, garages and sheds. This is my subject matter when I am there. When I travel, I paint what I am experiencing.

I build my own small houses and create interior landscapes/still life exploring "inside/outside". By placing these small houses in front of a window I can paint the landscape outside incorporating the "landscape" inside.

I manipulate the paintings by making painted, cut, paper variations. The cut paper paintings are simply another method of painting. I am layering with painted paper, tape and yupo rather than using a brush. It is my intention to push these landscapes to abstraction.