My work is a reflection of my childhood memories and life long experiences. My favorite way to illustrate these memories is through a technique called impasto. I apply heavy oil paints in an unabashedly thick manner with palette knifes and trouls to a canvas. The brush and palette knife marks give each piece its own characteristic and uniqueness. No two pieces are ever the same.
I carefully choose just the right combination of colors to capture whatever I’m feeling at that time. My viewers consistently tell me how my paintings make them happy. I truly believe that is an emotion drawn by my choice of colors and subject matters and by my passion for the beauty in life. I love flowers, trees and tropical themes and these are the some of the images that you will most often see if you stop in one of my exhibits.
People often ask me how long it takes to paint a piece. My standard answer is that it can take days, weeks, and even months to create the image in my mind and then to ultimately transfer it on to a canvas where others can see it. It is also difficult to define a beginning and ending time for any of my pieces because creating art doesn’t have a schedule.
My paintings range in sizes from 10”X10” to larger than 36”X72” or 48”X48” upon request.