In my early adult life I worked extensively from the model and still life using charcoal, pen and ink. Then in the 1990s I studied painting with Earl Pierce, a painter and former student of Hans Hofmann. That experience opened me to the possibilities of abstract expressionism. My early abstracts were based on geometric shapes but I have since evolved to more organic shapes in an attempt to express the essence of the natural world.
As I start each painting I have little or no idea where I am going with it. The process is about discovery, which I find very satisfying. Each painting may have many starts until I see an apparent meaning, which I can then develop.