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Heavily influenced by my early exposure to impressionistic and romantic styles as well as early American, Western, and Native American painters, I believe that good art goes beyond its individual elements and becomes a cohesive statement or feeling; a shared experience. Every painting I do is a love affair with the subject; it is my attempt to catch that breathtaking, heart tugging moment. I want you to visually walk into my paintings and experience the reality I've created for you. Not just see, but respond to the voices, the tastes, and the touches depicted. My love of nature, physics, and scenic and human interactions are common subjects.
The remarkable human eye is a subjective recording device; it works with your mind to create the image you perceive (be that 2D or 3D objects). It constantly refocuses and reinterprets these images at every depth-of-field. A camera is just an absolute measuring device. Subtle detail in my paintings, not immediately apparent, gives a natural depth of field. This draws you into the painting both physically and emotionally. Closer looks are rewarded with a realistic experience of exploration. As you physically look or move closer than the more elements you notice; the same as it would be in the actual experience.
After over fifty years of painting, my style might be described as a hyper-realism painter; however if so, I got here from impressionistic and traditional schools instead of a digital photography or photo-realism path. I don’t use digital technology other then as one of many memory and technical references I employ (i.e. models, location, historic, cultural). This is an important difference as hyper-realism is often defined as attempting to look photographic. My goal is to go beyond photography in my paintings; photography is just an image of a scene or subject, I try to make my paintings an experience. I want you to feel nature’s awe or history’s turns, not merely recall them. The photographic impact of my paintings is a coincidental consequence of my style not an intended result or goal. Any resemblance to copyright materials, actual people or places is coincidental. Photography is only used as references and is incidental to the composition. Whenever possible, photo references are taken by me.
Art has always been a part of my life. By five I was doing my first oils and taking instruction from internationally known artist John Garcia. I think this young and very broad exposure to all styles and techniques in painting has given me a comfort to incorporate a broad spectrum of differ styles and techniques in my paintings. Styles, textures and brushwork, techniques, color and light are all intended to become part of, not covers or labels for my paintings. During my forty year professorial career my original works have been exhibited and are in private and corporate collections all over the world. However, 2013 will be my first public releases in over 25 years.
Please subscribe here to receive email notifications and see my gallery website for additional information, a current digital gallery of work, exhibits, and representation. Inquires for representation or bookings, including wholesales or quantity print orders can also contact me through my website. Giclee prints are a new venture for me and I am very excited to be able to offer these fine prints.