I am a thief. I steal from everyone. No one is safe. Nothing is sacred.
I take possession of every artist, writer and musician, alive or dead who has ever inspired me and imprison them in my subconscious. I then release them as abstracted images onto the canvas in the form of a word, a color, a scrap of newspaper, a rusted bottle cap, a borrowed lyric from a song, a ragged swath of black paint swiped across the canvas. I use texture, direction, depth and color to convey playfulness, passion, violence, love or peace.
My mixed media Abstract Expressionist paintings are a rebellion; a direct response to the constrictions of a traditional life. When I am painting I can be young, a punk, a villain, a savage, a saint; free.