I have always been an artist. I think I was born that way. As early as I can remember I have been drawing and painting. It was a comfort during a difficult childhood and my quiet meditation now. My early work focused on portraits of loved
ones and gradually evolved into colorful abstracted faces. From that, my work
matured into a visual expression of the non-visual; music, energy, thoughts, and emotion.
Although I have experimented with many mediums, I prefer the vibrancy and
versatility of oil paint. It allows me to make smooth gradations as well as
hard edges. Scale is also very important. I believe the large size of my paintings
allows the viewer to feel enveloped by the work.
I am very meticulous and meditative in my process. Similar to the creation of sand mandalas by the Buddhists, I express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for life and love while I work. New ideas blossom from this reactionary process where I try to balance the polarity of nature and the human experience; often combining geometric patterns with organic shapes and cool colors with warm.
My influences are simple, Op Art. I love it. Although I adore all forms of art, I always find myself standing in front of a Vasarely or an Anuszkiewicz painting much longer than any other. The vivid colors, intricate designs, and visual energy are mesmerizing.
This 30″ x 30″ Oil painting on Canvas titled, “The Big Spin”, has been selected as one of ten finalists in the New York Art Expo poster challenge. The ten finalists have been subjected to an online vote to determine the winner. The winner also receives a prime exhibit space at the show and an interview with Art Business News Magazine… truly a dream come true for this artist. Please help make this artwork the official poster art for the NY Expo by clicking the link and voting.