Artist Statement

I've made a decision to just go to work; to show up for the moment and the activity of painting.  I never really know what is going to happen. Everything seems to start with drawing. I grab some oil pastels, and make some marks. Then I grab a tube of oil paint, and apply it directly to the surface. I have begun. I spend a fair amount of time, watching whats happening with the materials. I seem to be most interested in color.

My desire is to receed into the background while the work takes the foreground. I watch it as it comes out of my being. The art is simply being expressed through me. It is proof of my life, my humanity and my desire to be seen.


Chuta Kimura, Wabi Sabi, Patti Smith and my son


5601 Freedom Boulevard, Aptos, CA, USA

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