My paintings are inventions form my imagination and start where my mind, eyes, conscious and unconscious meet.
I start by sketching ideas that inspire my imagination and design them into a composition of my unusual visual reality. With pen and ink on 8x11 paper I sketch my ideas until I reach a satisfactory visual compositional solution. Transforming a blank canvas has always been a magic, challenging and exciting journey. My images in composition always seems to be in some state of magic and discovery. The magic begins by taking a visual idea and creating a composition that embraces my ideas on a blank surface and the creative discovery is building the painting with color one brush stroke after another until my idea meets my visual reality.
The last brush stroke of my finished painting is the stimulus to begin the journey of another.
When I was in 6th grade I won a competition to do the cover for the Christmas pageant. The size was 5 12 x 8- 12, vertical. I drew the driver sitting in a sleigh wearing a cap with ear flaps, not ear muffs. It was snowing of course. I thought the flaps looked neat.
A portion of the horses tail and rump showed just enough on the left in this vertical composition. The driver held the reins in his hands but was not in profile or sitting directly facing out of the drawing, and here is the best challenging thing about the drawing, it ... Read More