I have always painted the figure. The tension created between the “real” and the abstract seems for me to best play out utilizing the human figure. This tension, I believe, is at the core of what makes painting exciting.
De Kooning said that art is neither a vocation nor an avocation; it is rather a ‘style of living’. I work in pursuit of those rare, magical moments when the artist is virtually incapable of making a wrong move. The universe clicks into place, and the world suddenly takes on an intense clarity.”