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, scrape off or cover 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.