I'm an abstract painter in Seattle. I work with acrylics and mixed media, primarily on wood panels which I often scrape or sand or scratch.


Many of my pieces combine precision with disorder, or order with randomness. I like to create precise lines or geometric shapes, then overlay them with something completely imprecise, or distort them within their tidy parameters. Sometimes I'll paint something crisp and well-defined, then violently sand it or scrape it until its original luster is gone and it looks and feels completely different.


I'm also fond of creating multiple points of focus in a piece, with two, three or many more separate things going on so the viewer can decide whether to consider each element individually or take in the whole as a sum of those parts (or do both, or neither.)


One more thing: With some of these paintings, sometimes I think I know from the start which is the top and which is the bottom . . . then I rotate the thing and discover that I like it even better with a different orientation. There's no right or wrong. If it speaks to you more vividly when it's sideways or upside down, that's okay with me!


For prices, commissions, and any other questions, use my Contact page.


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Where to see my art

I'm participating in West Seattle Art Walk during the month of October! Check out my recent work, hanging now at Canna West Seattle, 5435 California Ave. SW.


And next month I'm at  the Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show in West Seattle on the weekend of November 10/11/12.  A great chance to see my latest stuff and pick up all kinds of cool one-of-a-kind artsy items for the people you care about.