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I paint in an small upstairs studio in my home in Sycamore, Illinois. On any given day, the soundtrack could be the minimalist composer Steve Reich, could be the Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, could be - well, it could be a lot of things. The main thing is, time slows down. And soon the day is gone.

My methods are eclectic--pouring, tilting, rotating, brushing, scraping, diluting, thickening, mixing, not mixing--whatever it takes.

Duke Ellington once said about music, “If it sounds good, it is good.” I totally agree. And I think the same goes for abstract art. If it looks good, it is good. That is—if it is compelling or captivating or beautiful or striking or even if you can’t name what it is you like about it.

If I show you one of my paintings, it’s because it pleases and intrigues me—and because I hope it does the same for you.

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