Mission statement

I consider myself a traditional painter.

I believe that art of today depends too heavily on explanatory doctrines. The viewer should reclaim the authority to decide whether or not something is worth their time. The artist and the critic have grown too comfortable in their pseudo-intellectual rhetoric, creating a divide between themselves and the art viewing public. Time and again judgments are made depending upon familiarity with the name, not the validity of the work. We find museums congested by people hunched over labels rather than looking at art; their attention stolen by the anecdotal tales of the docent, experiencing art only through passing glances.

I say look at something. Do you enjoy looking at it? Sometimes that’s enough.

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