I am a painter and, over the years, I have come to rely on art, music, and nature to explain life and be my voice. Painting with oils allows me to achieve this goal. I learned to paint by simply approaching the easel with my brush. I soon realized each subject and image I paint, by its very nature, will never exist again except on my canvas; thus, have I learned how to transmit the intrinsic nature of each subject I approach.
I am driven to paint subjects that are universal; ones capture the beauty or grit of life; subjects that connect in the spirit and heart. I began my work many years ago with pastels, watercolors, and block printing. But, from the first time I used them, I knew that oil paints would give me the notes to sing. With oils, I could use colors that ranged from the bold and brassy to the ethereal and sublime. Oils on the canvas dry slowly which gives me time as the artist to work with them until I am ready to release them. Once I discovered oil painting, I knew I had found my voice.
I listen to each of my subjects, seeking to hear what they have to tell me. I peer into them to find their inner beauty and their essence. This leads me to use whatever painting technique is most suitable for that particular project: the subject itself whispers what it requires. It might be palette knives for an urban view; a loose and fluid style for a quick alla prima floral study; drips and splatters for the untamed.
Thus, every painting for me is unique; on each canvas, the subject has directed my work, and I am so honored when each speaks to me. I am a painter. Most of my works are for sale. To initiate a purchase or send me a note, please use the contact linksscattered throughout the galleries. Please make reference to the catalog number for the works in which you're interested. Thanks again for visiting this online gallery. Isn't it a beautiful world?
Just to get us started, here's one of my recent favorites:
Sur la Plage Oil on canvas -- 20 X 30 What is more sweet than an afternoon spent reading on the beach? Maybe it's when the beach is in the South of France. Catalog #18140