Artist Statement

It is important that my art reflects originality and imagination. What I mean by this is that art must have something to say about the artist but also the context in which it was created. Art should teach us. I began as a classically trained artist, painting realistically what I saw in front of me. This approach to art was wonderful but not enough. I reach beyond this in my art. I feel that art must speak of its age and time. My art does this through the repetition of layered forms, formative color interaction, circular shapes, technical acumen, and the illusion of synthetic structures. As you review this website, you will see the complexity, range, and depth of my artwork which parallels and gives insights to the directness of my personal character; and hopefully, it will give you a glimpse at something you feel is essential and relevant.





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