The beauty and complexity of the sea inspires me. The complexity of the values, color, depth and intensity of the ocean waves and the temperature of the sea intrigue me. I like to paint abstract Images of landscapes using impressionist techniques which I apply to abstract art.
In my process, I search for patterns and images that I find challenging that have a marine or ocean theme. I take these images and create paintings using the abstract techniques. The subject of my work is what I see using colors, shapes, sizes, scales, brushstrokes and process. The nonrepresentational art that I create has a message of peace and calm. I spend two months creating my pieces of artwork. Lately, I have been testing new surfaces other than canvas. I had to learn new techniques to work with Plexiglass. I had to switch from the oil medium to acrylics, acrylic gel mediums and texture acrylics to work on Plexiglass. I have been challenged to learn to create art in new surfaces and mediums and to attempt to apply oil painting techniques to the acrylic mediums to create mixed media abstractions. I have been influenced by Wassily Kadinsky, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Robert Delaunay.
My philosophy is that art is a personal expression of careful observations of a subject which leads to the physical and emotional response to what the artist sees. My goal for the future is to transfer the knowledge I have acquired through the years to the younger generations. I will like to expand to use some of the proceeds from my artistic creations to help the fight against cancer. I will like to expand to the business-to-business market to accomplish this goal. My techniques and style is to paint what I see using the techniques of the old masters including Impressionism and Abstract Art. I have also worked in photo-realism but I prefer to return to abstract art.