I'm primarily a dad to my two kids, but carve out time to paint when I can.
I use pallet knives, squeegees, and scrapers to apply the paint for the most part, though brushes are employed here and there.
My paintings all come from a place that is outside of linear thought or meaning that can be put into words very well, and ideally strike the viewer on a non-verbal and, um, abstract level. But what I can put into words is that they are my attempt to communicate an ineffable feeling surrounding the complexity, difficulty, confusion, and beauty surrounding life, emotions, and relationships. Much of that complexity is hidden or obscured by other layers of complexity, but select glimpses are revealed and interact with each other in confounding but exciting ways. Paraphrasing Anne Lamott, my paintings are an attempt to dance along with the absurdity of life rather than be squashed by it.