The sky and clouds afford the artist a tremendous number of shapes
and colors. Movement can be captured in rhythmical patterns and
forms. Together, these qualities can be inspirational and aesthetically
stimulating when captured on canvas.
The environmental paintings show the landscape affected by intrusions by
man in the form of grafitti, trash, discarded objects, utility poles, etc.
One can say that these are ugly reminders of landscape abuse, or that
the beauty of nature dominates whatever intrudes.
The figure paintings evolved from drawings done along with students
during 30 years of teaching life drawing at the college level....