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abstract acrylic contemporary painting
acrylic on cotton rag
10 x 15"
2014
Secretive
Acrylic & Spray Paint on panel
12 x 12"
2014
Which Aspect
Acrylic & Spray Paint on panel
12 x 12"
2016
abstract acrylic contemporary painting
acrylic on cotton rag
2015
abstract acrylic contemporary painting
acrylic on paper
5.5 x 8"
2014
abstract acrylic contemporary painting
acrylic on cotton rag
8 x 8"
2013
abstract acrylic contemporary painting
acrylic on cotton rag
8 x 22"
2012
abstract acrylic painting contemporary
acrylic on cotton rag
8 x 22"
2012
abstract acrylic painting contemporary
acrylic on paper
12 x 18"
2014
Camouflage
acrylic on paper on board
30 x 44"
2012
Segments
acrylic & oil on wood panel
4x6"
2013
Dichotomy
acrylic on wood panel
16x16"
2013
As yet untitled
oil on canvas
30 x 36"
2012
Ungulates
acrylic & oil on wood panel
24 x 24"
2012
Plan A
acrylic on paper on panel
22 x 30"
2012
Time Lapse
acrylic on paper on board
22x20"
2012
Stem
acrylic, spraypaint on board
2012
Pastoral
acrylic on wood
15x15"
2011
Links
acrylic on masonite
24 x 24"
2009
Emerge
acrylic on board
24 x 24"
2009

As an adult who went to live with my adopted family around the age of one, I have begun to wonder whether I came to abstraction because much of what I have to convey is preverbal.

To look at my paintings is to see evidence of a struggle, often joyful, using different techniques, language, if you will, to get my emotional meaning across.

My process involves painting directly on the surface or indirectly on a disposable palette sheet which I then press onto the painting surface. I enjoy the placement of controlled hard edge forms with softer ones. I use repetition of forms as an organizing principle.

Working with acrylic paints on paper or wood panel and sanding intermittently, I mask and partially reveal what lies beneath. Sanding and buffing burnishes the surface and aspects of buried history or palimpsest are brought to light.