A degree in fine art,
twenty years of life on a Caribbean island,
more than two thousand scuba dives and
many years and miles on sail boats . . .
these, along with a love of travel and adventure,
are the primary elements reflected
in my work.
I am greatly influenced by my surroundings wherever
I am . . . the blue of the sea, the stark contrasts of
the American southwest, lush tropical foliage
or the oak and pine trees in my own backyard.
I often use metallic paint
as full color rather than merely an accent as,
for me, it represents another way for me to capture
light and form.
Generally speaking - my art is a fusion of simplicity of design and
complexity of execution. In other words, the design is basic and straight forward but the time and effort it takes to create it is labor intensive and time consuming.
The last 30 years of my life has been in the tropics so I have been
influenced by both the Caribbean Sea and lush tropical weather and foliage. I now live in Central Florida and am influencd by a more rural environment with rolling hills and oak and pine trees.