The passion I have for painting shows in my work. I revel in unleashing the subconscious side of my brain when I paint. I am a good draftsman and colourist. I feel I’ve pretty much mastered the technical side of drawing and painting. Now I like to let that side take care of itself while I explore the feeling of paints mixing together, allowing different shapes and textures to emerge when they weren’t necessarily planned. It’s much more interesting and fun, and the paintings are much more interesting to look at over a long period of time. I don't sweat the small details in my art as I tend to concentrate on the overall effect or the “big picture”.
With my more abstract works I let things happen and allow the painting to lead me so I have to trust my instincts and satisfy my artistic curiosity. No one, in my opinion, should have to restrict themselves to churning out the same kind of art all the time, either, like an assembly line. I pride myself on painting a variety of subjects like nudes, landscapes, figures, florals, abstracts… I don’t recall Monet restricting himself or his subject. I’m not about to either. I hope that’s reflected in my art. The world is just too vast and interesting for me to worry about the continuity of my “brand”, or to be afraid of making mistakes. I’d rather throw the rulebook out the window and allow each painting to be fresh, creative and unique.