Rector splits time between a studio in the woods of South Louisiana and another studio in the Colorado Rockies. The two locations constantly influence his color palette. He frequently concentrates on veils of color that act like a haze in front of stronger colors, which is representative of the Louisiana humidity. Other times his color is far more pure, like the light in Colorado.
The concept is achieved by experimenting with new surface treatments and application methods that work the paint on the surface to naturally reveal the interaction between paint and the surface of the canvas or paper. The result, aside from his trademark use of brilliant colors, is calming and meditative – one that is directly related to his daily studio environment.