While attending Cooper Union, I immersed myself in the history of the Bauhaus movement and colorist Josef Albers. My immediate mentors were two of my professors and painters Robert Slutzky and Harvey Quaytman whose work in pure plastic color/abstract expressionism greatly influence my early work and was the source of my passion for color in painting.
My paintings attempt to transcend the ego and bounds of daily existence while imputing spiritual meaning in the viewer through dynamic interplay of color, light and, subject. I paint in acrylic in a variety of styles and techniques to create this feeling, namely: geometric pure plastic expressionism, applied free-form liquid pure plastic expressionism and, interpretive landscapes and floral works. As a result, my paintings are not intended to be bound by the real visual context we see but are an interpretation of my personal observations and emotions.
My personal interests for imagery stemming from amateur astronomy/cosmology, flying personal aircraft, and, traveling with my wife Maria and our Sheltymo dog, Shoo Shoo in our motor home melds perfectly with my artistic pursuits. These personal interests of mine and Maria has allowed me to visually catalog the profound impressions and beauty of the world in which we live from air, land, sea and, sky. These impressions led me to a consciousness of a border-less earth that we are all connected to in the cosmos.
My personal interests are and will continue to be the fuel for my artwork. It is my goal that my work transforms the viewer's outlook to one of hope, optimism and, love in a world in such desperate need of it.