I've been asked why I paint what I paint. I think it is more a matter of what emerges than what I plan. My impulses are more metaphorical than realistic and I often mix various landscapes, interiors and still lives. I like to combine imagery from the past such as Italian frescoes and the ancient mosaics of Pompeii with contemporary objects and locations. Working this way allows a fluid play between objects and their surroundings. I hope to establish a dynamic balance between the aesthetic and the emotional in my paintings.
24 x 48
oil on linen on panel