Color Field to Baroque Minimalism
Growing up and being schooled in Southern California left its mark on me. The particular types of minimal art that emerged here (Hard Edge, and California Light and Space) are the main influences on my aesthetic. Painting is at the core of what I do. I use the term minimalism to describe my work for lack of a better term. My preferred term would be reductive painting: a bare-boned formal approach to image making. I have a formally reductive sensibility that (in over 30 years of painting) has developed into a language of my own. This language has a particular color and compositional footprint. From the Cantos, which are mostly color field paintings, through my geometric abstractions and constructions, to the group of works I like to think of as baroque minimalism, I maintain a thread that is unmistakably mine.