Oil on Panel
with Musical Scores
Preparing the panel, affixing the musical score, mixing the colors, applying the paint, building the layers, sanding them away – this is my process. Throughout my life in music, I have collected old scores, many having been discarded by musicians I have known and worked with over the years. After applying the sheet music to a gessoed panel, I built up layer upon layer of paint and through a process of scraping, sanding and repainting, develop a surface texture, composition and color that make reference to the natural world, ever-mindful of the inherent sensual qualities of paint.
Seeking the balance between the real and the imagined, the vast and intimate, the illusion and the tangible, motivates me.