I am an abstract artist working in acrylics and mixed media, primarily on wood panels. I am a "child" of the 60's and was influenced by the "groovy psychedelic" era. Think Moody Blues, Jimi Hendrix and the Maharishi, or VW Beetles and Peace Signs.
I grew up in South Florida and later lived in Hawaii and Europe. The abundance of vibrant colors and different cultures have been an inspiration to my creativity. I listen to music from the 60's while painting which shows up as an abstract expression of my emotional reaction to the music.
My progression as a visual artist is a product of creating "doodles" over my lifetime with markers and collage materials. Transitioning to painting has become a more substantial way to express my creativity.
I use many different materials. I incorporate acrylic, oil, watercolor, markers, crayons, pencil and collage materials into my paintings. I paint primarily on wood as it allows me to sand, scrape and dig into the paint, revealing layers upon layers of colors and marks underneath. When I begin a painting, there seems to be no predictable course. The painting is a process of laying paint upon paint until I feel it is finished. There are typically at least six paintings under the final painting.
I began my serious study of art about 30 years ago at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL and Ringling School of art in Sarasota, FL
I currently work out of my home studio.