In the late 1980’s I drifted away from figurative imagery into abstract painting. I followed this open-ended approach to painting for several years and produced a body of modern art paintings. During this time I created many monotypes, a painterly printmaking method. It allowed me to jump in, be spontaneous, and move fast experimenting with abstraction. I also painted many small oil-on-board studies. Many of these paintings never left the studio, but these abstract years were fundamental to the intuitive painting method that distinguishes my current work. I remain committed to the pure abstract expressionism quality of paint itself.