My interest in painting began in the early 1970ís when I discovered an aptitude for drawing and painting. A short course in oil painting at a local hobby store was the catalyst and I began reading and studying techniques, experimenting with various mediums and creating artwork on my own.
I moved from using oils to water based paints in the 80ís and still find the most satisfaction in the challenge of these mediums and have most recently worked mostly in acrylics.
In prior years my paintings were more realistic. I worked very hard to paint exactly what I sawÖmostly from photos of flowers, landscapes, etc., and these works were very well accepted and appreciated, elevating me from being merely a painter to (in the eyes of the viewer) an ďartist.Ē
Prior to moving to Texas in 2005 I lived in the San Francisco Bay area where I exhibited and sold my paintings primarily through local galleries. I have also created paintings on commission for a number of private parties.
More recently I have moved into another phase of my artistic development and am experimenting with more abstract, non-objective works and am enjoying the freedom of expression this genre provides. I rearrange, transpose, add and subtract artistic elements to produce images that are unique and fresh. Itís all about line, shape, color, texture, darks and lights. Iím having great fun working more in abstraction which allows me great freedom of expression and ...