The paintings I make are traditionally inclined toward outdoor landscape, still life and portraiture. Over time I have developed a style that rests within a concentration on tonal harmony. My primary influences are those painters who navigate their palettes to maximize the most sensitivity toward their subjects.
I do not believe that paintings should simply be depictions of things. My response to subject matter is seen and felt, guided by a poetic sensibility. I want to remain in that space of responding and creating and not lose being shown how to coax the painting into becoming what it is. That “space” I refer to happens in the moment of creating when I am cross-referencing my life experience to that of the present moment.
I am honored to have been shown in several museums, participating regularly at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Many of my paintings are part of several private collections. I teach privately and for groups and am a strong advocate for increasing the importance of recognizing the function of art in our everyday lives.
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