My Process

The process I use to create a painting relies on chemical reactions to create fluid motions that blend colors and create texture. I start by applying a layer of acrylic paint that I have mixed with water. From there, I use spray paint to build depth and texture with an over spray technique to manipulate the water and paint to engage with one another. This process is repeated in multiple stages with different colors. While the spray paint and the acrylic paints are still in motion, I use a clear enamel spray paint to break apart the acrylic and spray paints. This causes the chemicals in the spray paints to break down and separate, creating the lines and tonal changes. After I have reached the desired level of depth and motion, I treat the painting as a sculpture and carve out an image from the overall abstraction to focus the viewer on a particular section of the painting feature and highlight the vision I want to share.