My work, whether it be representational or abstract, also displays my keen interest in the use of texture. For me texture brings a work to life in the sense that it begs the observer to reach out and touch it so as to sense the reality of it. In my work I strive to make our visual and tactile senses work in harmony so that the observer can feel as one with each painting. A sense, as it were, of being there as part of the painting and that particular moment in time and experiencing the forces and dynamics that are at play, therein serving too as a reminder that man and Nature ultimately need to find a balance of sorts realizing that we both have a role to play in the total scheme of life.
My abstract paintings and prints reflect my keen interest in the exploration and manipulation of the many facets of texture, shape, form, color, and design. I would have to say however that of all of the above the depiction of texture in all of its many facets is of the greatest interest to me in my work. The greatest compliment for me as an artist is when someone is viewing my work is to have them touch or want to touch a finished piece. It is difficult for me to compehend not having someone interested in touching my work or that of any other artist. Art by its very nature is such a very tactile experience, and the desire to touch and manipulate it with one's sense of touch is a very normal human reaction. Perhaps my fascination with texture stems from my feeling that man's ability to touch in so many different senses of the word, is one of the many qualities that make us what we are.
Non-representational too is the term which would best describe my abstract work as there are very few images that on the surface at least that would result in the viewer definitely recognizing them lost among so many others. Many in the art world feel the need to title a work as a way of sorts of assisting the viewer to form their interpretation of what a particular piece of art represents or perhaps symbolizes while on the other hand, my abstract works , although titled, I would prefer, given the choice, to let the observer name them as he or she sees fit and interpret them individually.
Art is a very personal thing both for the creator as well as for those who have the opportunity to see and to take it all in. Perhaps the underlying and most important aspect of my work is that each person can bring to it what he or she wants and enjoy and take it all in on their own terms. I suppose in artistic terminology the most applicable phrase to best define my artistic endeavors is truly an undertaking in: "Art for Art's Sake".