My painting is both realistic and abstract; it is on that elusive edge between there and not there.  On first look everything is in place, then all dissolves. I want realism and abstraction to take turns. I want a painting sometimes very evocative of time and place, sometimes overwhelming in abstract, structural logic.

I look for a surprise, a drama, a different way of seeing.  Each painting is a new work. I look for the relatedness of everything, trying not to see anything for itself alone, but as a part of the whole. I try to create excitement while ordering chaos.

I try to make paintings that are unusual, that utilize a different interior space. In this context, my subjects take on meanings other than the accustomed ones. They are more than still life or landscape; they are comments on thinking and seeing.