At this point, there is no sole reason why I make art. I know - I do it for the enjoyment of doing it. However, for many years, one of my quests has been to enhance my own awareness of who I am as a human being. My experience is that I have used creating art to heighten this awareness.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York. I recognized the passion I had for art and the making of it at a very young age. Somehow, I knew that I was going to study art and identify myself as a visual artist.
Four years after graduating from the State University of New York Maritime College and going to sea as a Deck Officer on American cargo ships, I left New York and drove to Tempe, Arizona to study art at Arizona State University.
I have two undergraduate degrees: a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State and a BS in Meteorology and Oceanography from SUNY Maritime College.
I live in Florida, and have a studio in West Palm Beach not far from the ocean.
My recent work consists of large colorful non-objective pieces, which contain a large amount of underpainting. I use simple geometric forms – mostly squares, rectangles and at times triangles in their creation.
While painting, I mostly concern myself with color balance – and how I move the viewer’s eye on the canvas. Color value is another element that I concern myself with as I paint.
My paintings have much to do with the manipulation of space, color and paint. To a great extent, my non-objective work is an expression of my present awareness of the power of being present.
My work is purposely void of representationalism, story or poetry. There is the space, the color and the paint.
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