Thoughts

Everything is Connected

February 15, 2018 Thoughts

Energy & Life Everything in the universe is connected, from each atom, molecule, cell, to every organic life form, from the universe, to the entire galaxy. We are all driven by the same energy. My goal, as a painter, is to use that energy to create. I don’t use a brush, I use force to […]

Organic Design

February 25, 2017 Technique, Thoughts

Shaping My Paint I never plan the end result of a painting, except for choosing the colours. Once I start, the painting begins to take on a shape on it’s own: although there is an element of design that goes into the painting as it progresses and grows into it’s own form. The design choices […]

Terraform

October 21, 2015 Technique, Thoughts

New Technique Terraforming is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying a planets atmosphere, temperature, surface, topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth. This seemed like the perfect title to describe my new series since it relates to my painting process. With this series I’ve started using different types of thick acrylic […]

Evolution

June 6, 2015 Technique, Thoughts

New Series This is the first painting in a new series I call Evolution. I believe the word “organic” is the best word to describe my style of painting, as it relates to all living things derived from plants or animals. Coincidently acrylic and other paints, are produced with organic polymers and have similar properties […]

When I first began drawing and painting, like most artists I was inspired and motivated by nature. I used to paint trees, landscapes and people. I soon came to realize that no matter how real I created my images, or how abstract I made them, I was still simply imitating life, rather than actually creating […]

Dancing With Paint

April 17, 2015 Thoughts

For me painting is a fluid experience that happens between me and paint. I get pulled in and lose myself in the process. I guess it could be compared to a dance, where I move in synchronicity with the paint as it moves and changes. Sometimes I feel like I’m leading but suddenly the rhythm […]

A Natural Event

February 12, 2015 Technique, Thoughts

In Harmony With The Paint When I start a painting, I don’t have a specific design or goal in mind. All of my paintings are based on an over all concept of creating art, rather than an individual goal. I merely create a natural event, based on my own principles of nature, science and art, […]

The skill of painting is all about controlling the paint, whether you use a brush or a pallet knife or some other type of tool to apply the paint to the canvas. I choose to control the paint using natural forces. Blowing the paint, and using water to interact with it and mixing various types […]

The Way I Paint

October 28, 2014 Technique, Thoughts

Searching for Natural Beauty I am not attempting to copy nature, like a landscape artist or portrait painter does. My goal is to re-create natural beauty in a completely natural way. I treat the paint as a life form on the canvas. I add water and chemicals to it, apply force to it and help […]