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Gravity and Chance are my paintbrushes

People ask me how long it takes me to complete a work. I tell them 20 years because that is how long it has taken me to perfect my process and give me an element of control using a process where there is no control.

I describe myself as a poured paint artist because I mix a viscous solution of solvent, medium and pigment and then pour it onto a preprepared canvas that is laying flat on a table. I never touch the surface directly after the pour as it can cause it to "muddy" the pigments. The only way I can control the flow of the solution in to manipulate the canvas.

I have many many failures (a failure is where the resulting image lacks balance or doesn't achieve an aesthetic outcome. I take the canvas off the stretcher and start again.


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