Artist's Statement

For the past fifteen years my style has emerged to large abstract oil paintings inspired by my love of color, shape and form. My desire is to probe deeply into the origin and essence of life. The work of Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler and Picasso continue to motivate me. My work has been exhibited in a wide variety of venues for many years. I have received a number of awards.

I believe that art is a universal language that speaks to both the mind and the heart. My abstract work endeavors to express my feelings in new and challenging ways to the viewer so that there is an on-going lifeline to the human heart through expressions of color, form and surface tension. The story I want to tell is that the world in which we live is an extraordinary place where we are all unique human beings.

Regarding my series entitled, the privileged planet: EARTH . . . icon of God's glory, no matter what side of the many issues one may profess to take regarding our planet, I believe we all agree that we are most privileged to live on this exceptional planet, EARTH. THe goal of these abstracted images of this icon is to respect and honor the global environment where we live and it's incredible history.

I am currently working on a series of new abstract images of Beethoven's masterful music. This genius has created magically beautiful compositions that the world will forever remember. I wish to express my response to the profound spirit of Beethoven's work on canvas.

Exposing my art to a world yearning for meaning and purpose inspires me to press more and more paint to canvases.