I've had to write more than a few statements about my art over the years and decided that the less I say about myself and the more I help the viewer see what I see, the better I feel about the results. Over the years I've also had a few good writers pick up on aspects of my work that I had not grasped until it was described by someone else. I finally, about seven or so years ago, came up with a few lines which merged these descriptive thoughts and for a long time they were part of the opening page of my website. I don't know at what point I removed them but they've been recently reinstated:
"Veils of color... light, dark, warm, cool, Scumbled and glazed... seeking the final illusion of a soft, deep surface.
Gesturing traces of graphite, crayon and sgraffito... The pentimenti of earlier movements... of earlier thoughts.
Intricacies and transitions which speak of time... And timelessness."
I can't think of anything else that needs to be said about my work... or about me, for that matter. I really should update the ancient descriptive words on my resume which seemed right at the time but feel so superfluous now... when I do, you can bet that it will contain little more than these lines.