It is hard to suppress curiosity so I embrace a number of different artistic directions. I have always been drawn to iconic images that so tangibly define a period or person or event, yet often hold a more hidden meaning for us. Like most iconic elements, I portray them much larger than life and with a unique perspective.
I also enjoy abstraction and the effort of melding color and form with delineated brush strokes to evoke a visual and emotional reaction. While these paintings are abstract and seemingly free form, they also have a strict internal structure.
Drawing upon the discipline of Japanese calligraphy and the boldness of monochromatic works is yet another path. The fluidity and boldness of the brush coupled with the paucity of color elicits movement and creates a sense of artistic spontaneity. This spontaneity is belied by the very disciplined process of rendering precise brush strokes.