Luminous and Ethereal

Glowing colour: beautiful and haunting...colour taken to the absolute maximum point of intensity and saturation.

The soft, warm glow of neon. The otherworldly atmosphere of bioluminescent algae illuminating ocean waves. Filamentary clusters of lucent galaxies that are the largest observable structures it the universe. Incandescent Christmas lights under a blanket of snow. This is where my love of light begins.

I deal with actual and perceived luminosity in my work. Through various juxtapositions and playful contrasts, colour becomes light. I explore both the inherent luminosity of the colours themselves, as well as the character and quality of light — the latter being an investigation normally reserved for realistic painting. 

#132, detail, acrylic on masonite, 6" x 6"

#114, detail, acrylic on masonite, 6" x 6"

#2, acrylic on masonite, 16" x 12" SOLD