Diverse patterning, complex textures, intriguing color variations of coastal rock formations inspired this series of oil paintings. Each painting focuses on the less obvious qualities of a specific rock surface. Through image enlargement I find a myriad of surfaces which are then translated on canvas using multi-layered brushwork and subtle texturing. This enlarging process often transitions a subject from realism to abstraction. Rarely do I repeat a composition. Each painting reflects the distinct character of a particular rock segment.
I have always loved the challenge of painting. Part of that challenge for this series is identifying the rich detail subtly adorning each rock surface and then presenting the essence of that detail in my work. The minute, interwoven patterning embedded in each rock segment brings to mind the delicate configurations one finds in vintage lacework. This interest to make evident that which is seldom seen up-close continues to energize my sensibilities as a painter.