Artist Statement

My art evolves from my creative desire to push the envelope of experimentation. I strongly believe “the growth of an artist" hinges on a questing vision, taking chances and pushing into un-charted waters. Whenever I paint, I feel an emotional and passionate connection to life, in order to instill a vibrancy in my work. In keeping my work fresh, I am free to express my emotions without being boxed into repetition, yet my work is identifiable by the design, rich colors and finished appearance of each one of kind piece. Using "color as the communicator", my medium is oil or acrylic paint sealed with a poly finish on wooden panels. Along with painting colorful works, I enjoy painting works of “black and white”.

Artist Exhibitions

2009 Brooke Trace Gallery, FL.
2008 Brooke Trace Gallery (Mill Lofts - One Man Show)
2007 Brooke Trace Gallery FL (One Man Show )
2006 Millie Schapiro Fine Arts, MN
2006 Brooke Trace Gallery, FL (Host/Randy Rogers, brother of singer Kenny Rogers.)
2005 ARTexpo Atlanta, GA
2004 Shining on the Sunrise County (The Maine State Capital) ME
2003 Hall-Brooke Art Show Westport, CT
2001 Ocean Abstracts Le Gallery des Arts, NJ (One Man Show)
2001 Lupine Art Festival, ME
2000-2001 Holidays (Atlantic City Art Center) NJ
2000 Color is the Communicator, ME (One Man Show)
2000 Essence of Color Le Gallery des Arts, NJ
2000 Art Walk Kennedy Art Gallery, FL
2000 Body and Soul Purple Lake Gallery, ME
98-99 Power Light Exhibit - Orlando Science Center, FL
1998 Citrus Club, Host/Hollywood actor, James Gammon. (One Man Show)

Fund Raisers & Silent Auction:

2006 American Cancer Society, FL.
2006 A Child Is Missing Organization (Host/Randy Rogers, FL.
2005 Diplomats Gala (Sister Cities International) FL.
1998 Alzheimer’s Associations - (Host /Hollywood actor, James Gammon) FL.


2008 "THE REAL RADIO SHOW" Number ONE In Celebrity Interviews, with STAR-host Frankie Dee and co-host, AJ Pero. ( )
2007 The Yacht Club (Salko’s TV Interview, to a global audience, with celebrity interviewer, “Skipper Mike”, President of “South FLA Radio & TV Show, Inc.”)
2006 Art Business News Magazine
2006 Brooke Trace Gallery, FL
2004 Maine Film Commission Magazine, ME
2004 Quoddy Tides Newspaper, ME
2003 Westport News Westport, CT
2003 Fairfield Citizen News Fairfield, CT.
2002 ARTnews Magazine
2000 Art Business News Magazine
1998 2000 Thunderbird Editions Clearwater, Florida.
1988-2007 Various newspaper publications.


Many private collections.
Celebrity/Hollywood actor James “Jim” Gammon, FL.

Representation: Galleries/Prestigious Interior Designers

“CASA DECO” at DCOTA (Design Center Of The Americas) south Florida.
“SMITH-PALMER-FAMULARI” (NYC based architectural company-new office in CT.)


Artist Publications

2008 "THE REAL RADIO SHOW" Number ONE In Celebrity Interviews. With STAR-host FRANKIE DEE and co-host AJ Pero. WWW.THEREALRADIOSHOW.COM
2007 Brooke Trace Galery, FL
2006 Millie Schapiro Fine Arts, MN
2006 Art Business News Magazine, MN
2007 "South FLA Radio & TV Show, Inc." Celebrity Interviewer, Skipper Mike, President.( )South FL.
2006 Press Release Newswire
2004 Maine Arts Commission, ME
2003 The Fairfield Citizen News, CT
2003 The Westport News, CT
2002 ARTnews Magazine
2000 Art Business News Magazine
2000 Rand Castile (background includes, being a Director of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and critiques art reviews for various publications throughout the country.
Various Internet sites and news paper publications.
1998-1999 Thunderbird Editions, FL


Artist Collections

Calico Jack Pavillion on Ambergris Cay - Caicos & Turks Islands
Hollywood actor, James Gammon, Florida, USA
M. Schapiro, MN, USA
B. Patterson, "Spice Restaurant", Atlanta GA, USA
D. Lynburger, Florida, USA
Hall-Brooke Medical, Westport, CT, USA
J&P Hewitt, Florida, USA
B. Parez, CT, USA
R&B VanBuren, ME, USA
E&N Bechard, Georgia, USA
Le Gallery Des Arts, NJ, USA
Purple Lake Gallery, ME, USA
Jazz It Up! Gallery, Florida, USA
M. Nader, Florida, USA
R. Savina, The Hamptons, NY, USA
M&A Moody, ME, USA
B&C Lally, ME, USA
K Reibold, North Carolina, USA
T&L Storer ME, USA
P&T DiMarco, RI, USA
Many private collections.
L&D Connole, ME, USA
R&S Bechard, ME, USA
D. Lynberger, Florida, USA
M. Filippino, Connecticut, USA
J/Jr. Parez, Florida, USA
E&N Bechard, Geogia, USA
W&G McGillivray, Minnesota, USA
P&R Gautier', ME, USA


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