Art in its various forms has been a large part of my life since childhood. I remember being a child of five, in Oregon, and attending my first play. The impression that stuck with me over the years was the beauty of the lighting and the messages it conveyed as to mood or happiness or sadness in conjunction with the dialogue. Music always brought moving and flowing images to mind. In high school I began to earnestly express that imagery in art classes and create experiences as an actor and singer in plays and choir.
While in the Army, I served on a desolate island in the Aleutians and used art as an escape doing wood cut sculpturing, lapidary, and photography. While stationed in Germany I visited some of the greatest artworks of all time in Europe. Visits to Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Berlin and many other locales filled me with such awe and wonder at the beauty that mankind has created over the millennia, even in the midst of the destruction of wars. Most inspiring were the works of Michelangelo in the Vatican. My photography became my art. I was inspired to workings in composition, lighting and experimentation in solarizations to create more dynamic art.
Still, there lurked a haunting desire for a more satisfying expression of the beauty and wonder of nature, life and the emotions we all experience. Finally, I discovered a different way to create paintings that gives life to the movement of light, shadow, and color through an exciting new method. Refraction of light and color through marbling is pure and simple, yet so complex, it is astoundingly delicate and exquisite. None of my paintings can ever be duplicated (other than photographically) by another artist. All of my paintings are forever unique because of the manner of their creation.
Light and color in motion using acrylic paints that excel in refraction and reflection to dazzle the senses of the viewer in the most brilliant, yet esthetically pleasing, way possible is my mission in creating art. It is my hope that you will enjoy my offerings and feel enriched because of them.
Selected Exhibitions: ::
Art People @ Crocker Galleria, San Francisco, CA - April 2004 on going
Alexander’s Main Street Gallery, Pleasanton, CA - February 2004 on going
Abstract Earth Gallery, on line - Juried & selected - March 2004 on going
Blackhawk Art Gallery, Danville, CA - Juried & selected for exhibition - April 2004 on going
Willits Center Art Gallery, Fremont, CA - April 2004 on going
Designer of Mural for the San Ramon Art Walk & Festival 2004