Much like trying to hold on to sand in your hand, control is the surprising outcome of letting go. It is this push-and-pull that drives me to make my art. By fully relenting to my work, I somehow gain control.

As with any work of art, I start with a blank canvas – or, often in my case, a piece of Plexiglas. I use the technique of "reverse painting," where I apply acrylic paint to the back of a piece of Plexiglas. On the other side, beneath the layers of paint, lies the fruit of my labor.


While my method of painting lends itself to the creation of abstract imagery, I still find inspiration in places grounded in reality such as a city or landscape. I choose beautiful colors that fuel my brush strokes and pull me into the painting – a serene, happy place of my own making.


Like a blind contour drawing, "reverse painting" is about having control over something that cannot fully be controlled. When I turn the plexiglass over I see the totality of what I have created: a beautiful, aesthetic interpretation of how the colors speak to me.

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Much like trying to hold on to sand in your hand, control is the surprising outcome of letting go. It is this push-and-pull that drives me to make my art. By fully relenting to my work, I somehow gain control.

As with any work of art, I start with a blank canvas – or, often in my case, a piece of Plexiglas. I use the technique of "reverse painting," where I apply acrylic paint to the back of a piece of Plexiglas. On the other side, beneath the layers of paint, lies the fruit of my labor.


While my method of painting lends itself to the creation of abstract imagery, I still find inspiration in places grounded in reality such as a city or landscape. I choose beautiful colors that fuel my brush strokes and pull me into the painting – a serene, happy place of my own making.


Like a blind contour drawing, "reverse painting" is about having control over something that cannot fully be controlled. When I turn the plexiglass over I see the totality of what I have created: a beautiful, aesthetic interpretation of how the colors speak to me.

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