First off, thank you for visiting and check out the new pillows. Look at the fine prints and below them are the pillows that are sold with my fine art on them! I've set the price very low for folks so enjoy! Now about me: My passion for painting began in college. I don't exactly remember when, but someone noticed my work and commissioned me to paint. During this time, I was only half interested in projects as they seemed very controlled by what others wanted from me. One day, however, I splashed paint everywhere and suddenly my mood changed; painting became a pleasure and an entertainment on weekends. I have always believed that the artist replaces their true identity and subject by creating an illusion of reality and hopefully a more beautiful one to behold. I studied from texts and examined famous painters, their colors, shapes, and symbolic concepts such as Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh, but I also have an interest in the street artists, gallery artists, the educated and self educated, alike. I find art interesting regardless of education and culture, or the technologies used in the creation of art . While painting a perfect reproduction of reality is the goal for some amazing artists, my goal is to fall short of that and focus on the image. As an imagist, I like undefined lines and many types of interpretation because for me, every painting can be a discovery about life, love and subconscious emotions. Instead of looking at an object and attempting to paint what I see as I was taught in art school, I splatter paint, spatula it around, and create shapes until a painting emerges. I am as eager to find out what is going to happen on each and every canvas. The real work for me is after the painting is complete. I photograph my work and the final and longest process is at the computer using programs to enhance colors or contour the physical artwork into something hopefully really amazing to look at. My philosophy about the arts is that throughout art history, the artist has had many varied aspirations from wealth to fame and sometimes to teach others or to have fun around the easel, but in this era, to achieve any of these goals, science and business partners have created more technological innovations for the artist to express those desires. Today, many artists preserve their integrity of creations in digital technology as that is where the art world seems to be trending. The best art is between two broad and opposing trends: for those who put their love in the image, the imagists and those who are awe inspired by reality, the realists. It matters not what kind of artist I am because I plan on visiting both trends in art in my own way and my journey is hopefully enjoyable for your viewing pleasure. Thank you for reading my bio and again, thank you for visiting my galleries! I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it!