I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Live and work in Albuquerque,N.M. For me making art is similar to the tasks of the alchemists or shamans of old.
My idea is to create a vision that is a combination of intuition and imagination.
To construct an image inspired by my own experiences, studies of the world’s myths and folk tales, the iconography of many spiritual traditions, as well as art history itself.
I work with landscape and architectural elements as well as figures, faces and sometimes symbols. I imagine this as a blend of nature and timeless myth. I try to find an image that allows the viewer to feel these connections, in a broader and deeper sense.
I try to start with a fairly generalized sketch or idea. This allows the image to grow and change in process. This involves going from a loose, gestural, initial drawing based on an idea. Then following, and elaborating upon the accidents and suggestions presented.