Artist Statement -

Artist Statement:

Color field Paintings & Gridscapes

My work is best described as accidental beauty or Shibui as the Japanese call it. It’s my job to reconstruct those accidents with diverse methods yet a consistent result.
The two most important tools in my work are a stick to push and pull paint around, and the sun, to accelerate the drying. The desert is the perfect place to make this work. While the painting is in the sun cracking and crazing may happen.
Placing a painting in the sun to dry is similar to putting ceramics in a kiln. I can anticipate the results but I can’t always predict what will happen. Picasso used to say, “ Painting is stronger than me. It makes me do things I normally wouldn’t do”.
I’m influenced by Turners skies, Rothko’s compositions, and Richter’s method of pulling paint.


Artist Exhibitions

I am in the process of compiling my past and current exhibition opportunities.

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Corporate Collections
AMCEP Metals, Steven Kipper, Tucson, AZ.
American Heart Association, Tucson, AZ.
Beyond Bread, Restaurant, Tucson, AZ
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tucson, AZ
Café Terra Cotta, Tucson, AZ
Caterpillar Memorial, Tucson, AZ
Davis Bilingual School, Tucson, AZ
DeGrazia Foundation, Tucson, AZ
Dell Webb, Tucson, AZ
Gallery Golf Resort, Marana, AZ
Hacienda Del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ
Mertis, Scottsdale, AZ
Microsoft, Seattle, WA
P.A.C.T. for Life, Tucson, AZ
Phantom Project, Bank of America, Tucson, AZ
Print Expressions Inc., Tucson, AZ
R.A.S., Tucson, AZ
Regal Company, Inc., Sonora, Mexico
Sterling Institute of Men’s Studies, Oakland, CA
Streich Lang, Tucson, AZ
Switch and Data, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Art District Partnership, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ
Triumph Builders, Tucson, AZ
Boran Properties, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
UMC Cancer Center, Tucson AZ
President Bill Clinton, The White House, Oval Office,
Washington, DC
Mercury Records, Nashville, TN


Artist Favorites

Personal Favorites