Piney Perch (Right)
While the imagery in my art is generally subject or object oriented, the visual appearance of each piece is of most importance to me. I work from an aesthetic and intuitive approach rather than a conceptual one. Some of my work is autobiographical while some is simply based on things that interest me, such as birds. My work is derived from my life and surroundings: my observations.
My surroundings offer endless subject matter; my three dogs, two cats, my wife Peggy, the lake, the woods, birds, flowering trees, neighbors goats, the list goes on and on. My work usually starts with an observation or a quick sketch. The images that I sketch then become a leaping point for the exploration of aesthetic qualities. Mark making is the main focus in my woodcut prints, while surface and paint application are the main focus in my paintings.
(32 x 32)