outrageous beauty – new work for 2019.
in the end, paintings are meant to be felt through the eyes. to be seen. to be gazed at. to be stared at. the endgame is unexpected and outrageous beauty. my work is about formal things that concern painting itself. questions of color, scale, proportion, relationships, and especially contrast. i’m most interested in evoking emotional reactions to the interaction of colors. ideally, paintings are encountered much as we encounter nature. why shouldn’t our experience of a painting be much like our reaction to coming across a lush meadow, a windblown beach or a dense jungle? (scroll down)