Koelsch Gallery
801 richmond  
houston tx  77006
(koelsch haus is located east of montrose blvd  on the
corner of richmond and stanford)

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Artist statement

The pieces are expressed in two layers: the materials that I paint on, and what is painted on this
surface. Both of these elements are integral to the work.

The work begins unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made
with numerous mediums including oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink. I
work on either simple wood panels or choose from a collection of found materials – such
as old tabletops, cabinet doors, wood blocks wrapped in canvas, and old book covers.

The drawings/markings are created primarily with my non-dominant hand. The use of my left
hand allows me to draw in an unpracticed manner – an attempt to capture the purity or
innocence of a child’s drawing. I am not conscious while I work of representing a specific
story or idea in the pieces. The exact meaning of a piece in many instances eludes me –
in the end I am more often struck by an emotional response to what I paint and draw.