I seek out the light in every aspect of my life. I search for that sliver of illumination in the midst of darkness. My paintings all start on a black canvas just as each day’s journey starts by acknowledging my own inner shadows. It is only from having experienced a place of darkness that one can truly appreciate the spark of life. This ever present need for light, manifests as a longing for connection. Connection with my fellow man, to the life force within myself, between the heat of my heart with another… But it is through this longing to not just connect, but to become truly lost within the Light and Heat of the Divine, that I paint.
You will see that yearning towards oneness with Light in my paintings. Sometimes it is only a spark, hinted light, glowing from behind, threatening to ignite fully. Other times it has already flared and is burning across the surface. And in some paintings, that flame has engulfed much of the canvas, allowing us to acknowledge our own frailty while embracing our inherent strength and become lost in the white light of transformation.