My painting “Just When You Thought You Would Turn Out all Your Lights, It Shines”
Everything I’ve ever wanted to say through painting is what the act of painting actually speaks in and of itself — it’s the reduction of a chaotic life into a simple and beautiful scene. It’s editing the details, focusing light, speaking to movement the fade of particles into each other, the melting of substance into entropy, the building of one thing onto another as it happens constantly and with certainty. All of that is expressed in the classic style of painting. Adding layer upon layer, thought upon thought, slowly, thoughtfully, constantly building up the surface of the painting so that it still allows the layers beneath to exist and breathe. Painting, covering, smearing everything out and starting over.