I always think of taking a journey and it would be to go places that I havenât been, much like a lifeâs journal, to see and experience and feel new things.
My SALLO paintings try to show different styles, techniques, combination of colors and textures, much like lifeâs journey, the scenery changes.
Having the opportunity to travel for long periods all over the world has allowed me to see various cultures and environments â mountains, deserts, pastures, oceans, rivers.
With all of the colors and formations in the world, I want to be able to apply on canvas some of what I have seen, letting both contrasting and complementary colors flow.
Some of my experiences include the desert heat and sand storms of Saudi Arabia, the icy cold and wet of Minnesota, the heat and humidity of Florida, the chilly and wet climate in Yellowstone, the humidity and rains of South America, the overcast and wetness of Europe.
I decided to release some of my painting from the past in conjunction with my new work. The paintings that date 2001+ are paintings that I created before traveling for over 20 years throughout the US, Europe, South America, Mexico, Central America, the Far East and Saudi Arabia.
Most of my paintings that are dated 2001+ have been sold throughout the US. Since settling down with work space again in Memphis my contacts and critics suggested that I upload some of my early work for the benefit of other creative art lovers.
My acrylic paintings have been shipped through the United States California, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Virginia and others.
I was born in Lima, Ohio, November 23 and served in the US Navy after high school.
I work full time as a consulting data architect, database engineer and designer.
My favorite artist includes Salvador Dali and Paul Jackson Pollock.
I am a self-taught artist, with limited training, and have been painting in one form or another for 45 years.
Early on, most of my work was pencil and charcoal.