Artists Reception May 12, 5-7 pm

My paintings draw from the powerful Asian aesthetic, searching for peace in a world drowning in input. My work strives to consciously eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.

It’s said that my work seems to glow with inner light. This is from buildingthe surface with as many as 15-30 layers of transparent oil glazes that give  each piece luminosity and depth. In doing so, we discover something muted  that lives deeper in the soul.

This is the principle of Shunyata; of dwelling in emptiness. This quiet, immersive energy creates a seductive, visceral breath. Within those still waters, shapes, circles and gestural graphite lines create a harmony of opposites that delivers us into an image without beginning or end.

This benevolent softness becomes a relinquishing of control by painter and viewer alike; one that lets us interact with the work in any way we want, with no strings attached. From the immersion in light and depth comes a particular state of grace: a transcendency that renews itself endlessly in the eye, and challenges our idea of what a painting can be.