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Two- and three-dimensional paintings on a small scale.
I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987. I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut and California.
Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.
While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture. I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting. Even when I don’t paint. When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.
I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again. What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again. What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want.