At one time I thought of this body of work as atmospheric painting. But if we consider the historic definition and uses, these are not truly atmospheric paintings… they are something more, something mysterious that takes us beyond the visible.
As for artists, you must know we always have favorites. And I have to admit that among mine are: J.M.W Turner and his misty fog enshrouded landscapes or seascapes; Monet’s abstract water lilies, so executed because his eyesight was failing; Redon and his mysterious and abstract personal approach to painting; and Pollock’s action based kinetically executed works that are at once nothing and yet something wonderful… of which you are not quite sure what. They didn’t spell it out… allowing us to become engaged in a final and personal interpretation of the work. At any rate, their approaches and styles have intrigued me for years.