I am abstract painter whose interest and inspiration lie in the process of the pictures I create. Often, I paint with a particular living space in mind and choose colors and design elements to fit the space and décor, regardless of whether the space actually exists or is purely imaginary. I paint on wood panels. The rigidity of the wood surface allows me to aggressively scrape and sand the work as I build or deconstruct layers of paint or plaster, depending on the painting. At times the natural wood grain becomes part of the work. Texture and vivid color are hallmarks of my paintings, and I am constantly experimenting with various combinations of paint, plaster, and polyurethane finishes. In many paintings I use flexible mesh material, which I paint through and upon, to produce texture, depth, and additional layers of interest. I also work with construction plaster, mixing it with various paints and polyurethane finishes for added texture and complexity. Some paintings also include stenciling or the use of ash. I enjoy creating larger scale, multi-panel paintings which are ideal for corporate / commercial settings and homes with large walls and open areas. Aside from residential installations, my paintings can also be found in a variety of businesses in the Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota tri-state region. Over the years I have completed a number of commissioned paintings, specifically created to compliment existing décor. I also design custom portrait collages which combine original paintings and Xerox images. MY PAINTINGS ARE FOR SALE AT KICKAPOO COFFEE THRU OCTOBER!