My early years of academic training emphasized the disciplines of Cezanne.
This solid foundation developed a structure within me of inner discipline
and respect for truth in nature.
My work has evolved slowly.
I now sense a freedom to connect directly with the very essence of the subject.
The urban landscape offers a fragility and energy that allows me
to utilize other materials and introduce more abstract geometric elements to my painting.
Absorbing my immediate surroundings is a starting point for abstracting random color,
spatial relationships, and textures for the painting to exist on its own.