Color shapes my work. I begin by seeing color relationships. Some of these are harmonious and expected while others discordant and unexpected. This is the impetus for constructing an image—the need to make my experience of color relationships visible in a painting. In the process I find conversations between colors. A red speaks to a certain kind of blue and a third color emerges. A certain color becomes modulated to form another. A yellow turns from warm to cool and creates a feeling of light shifting and moving around us.
Sometimes I think that these experiences of color are the real subject of my representations. The way a color shapes light and space, the warmth of a color in light, the cooling of a color in shadow, how dramatic and ultimately expressive color can become in recreating a memory is what currently motivates me to paint.