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About the Work

My work is deeply influenced by tenets of Ch’an Buddhism and its relation to painting; essence, truth, spirit resonance, breath and the present moment.


Alone . . . silent . . . I engage my intuitive mind and begin to apply paint.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.  I hold the paint, apply another layer of sensuous paint then scrape it off.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Apply paint, remove paint.  The process continues . . . breathe out . . . an image emerges. 

While painting, the past and future dissolve, and like magic, I am transported and deeply held in the present moment.  There, upon the canvas, invisible experiences of truth manifest to form, color and space; my mind becomes visible.