it is with many artists, my journey has covered a wide range of styles
over the years as part of the creative growth process. My art is my
unique personal narrative — a visual diary of thought processes and
response to the art world past, present and future. It is also an expanding
of the spirit; the more we “see”, the more we see within. Art is universal;
it touches our soul, teaching us to experience a greater part of ourselves
and others; pointing us toward the very essence of life itself.
My love for art has existed since early childhood, gaining appreciation
of the greatest masters of the renaissance, continuing on to witness
“art” as forging outward in new directions, continually changing and
forever affecting the world around us.
Being mainly self-taught, having experimented with many media, I began
concentrating my efforts painting in oils around 1999, and now work
almost exclusively in that medium. I eventually received a scholarship
to Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. For a number of years, I
taught private students of varying levels and ages. After a long hiatus
from public exhibitions (concentrating on private shows), I now have
returned to the public forum.
My work has been
exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, various art exhibits of different
types and private shows, receiving a number of awards and honors. Among
collectors of my work are gallery owners and persons from various countries
as well as the United States. Every artist’s personal journey is different.
The interaction between viewer and artist is all a process of learning
and experiencing new ways of seeing things. Change and growth are a
continual part of life, and becomes who we are and how we perceive.
create art is to leave behind a marker of passage as it were, to say
“here are the things one human being thought and experienced, questioned
and learned" but moreso, I hope to entice the imagination of the
viewer, perhaps to pose a question in their psyche, or present a sense
of serenity and completion— I have found it to be a unique sharing experience.
California Art Club