What my short stories and longer work have in
is their focus on quirky characters in unusual situations. John Olson in
Rain Taxi, reviewed the series of poetry books published by Post-Apollo
Press, including my book, Last Decade, and called me "the Buster Keaton of
the Post-Apollo potpourri" which I liked since I often describe my work as a
fiction of gesture.
I like to tell people that I began painting
as a way of taking my mind off of writing. And it is true. I did. And it
does. But there are also times when I write in order to take my mind off of
painting. In both my abstract and my figurative work, one of my goals is to
coax the viewer into noticing more details about her/his world through the
experience of looking at or remembering my paintings. All of my work
reflects the experience of living and working where I do.