If I were to describe my creative process of how and why I paint and
print as I do, I would say that it is like fragments under the skin. For
that is how I see the paintings and prints because they are layered with
I work with a wide range of images that seemly have no connection. In
truth, the only connection is that my hands, eyes, and mind were
involved. The images I use are based solely out of things I have seen in
my environment that interest me. They are cellular in the fact that they
each are separate entities in their own right. Most of the paintings are
based on photos I have taken. A glimpse of something while driving,
something mangled and ruined by time. I photograph it to preserve it. The
visual vocabulary of my paintings are made up of memories and photos.
I find I am fascinated by the odd thoughts that stick to one’s mind; the
odd decaying billboard or the red rusted sign, the animal dead by the
side of the road, a warm memory of somebody we loved. It's these floating
fragments that make up my image. I've taken the brief glimpses from my
mind and pieced together the puzzle of these remnants.