The process of applying pigments to various substrates is of great interest to me. I love to work and re-work paintings, scraping, layering and cutting. I accept flaws, erasures and concealments as necessary. I employ chance. I use traditional oils, industrial coatings, inks, lacquers, shellac, asphaltum, alkyd, acrylic, graphite, paper, canvas and panel. The paintings’ forms and colors are abstracts of the landscape I live in yet I avoid including details that would imply a specific place. I portray a sense of place through paint.