The desire to make art came to me in mid-life. Born in the mid 60’s, I grew up a child of the 70’s and 80’s; got married in the 90’s to a wonderful woman and we are now raising a family. However, as rich and fulfilling as it is, I felt there was a missing aspect in my life. A few months shy of my 50th birthday, the desire to paint emerged.
I began to teach myself to paint. I fell in love with the whole process, having a vision of an image, then trying to figure out how to put that vision on canvas, discovering new and different methods of applying paint and the final product. I love everything about it. The reactions and responses from people who view my art buoy me with confidence to really explore and press forward.
I use art as a way to express my inner joy and love of life – as well as its ambiguities and mysteries. I consider painting as a journey that is on-going. My methodology is very dynamic and always evolving and developing, sometimes resulting in finished works which have little resemblance to my original idea. When I started painting, I never thought it would lead abstract expressionism. Once I entered the realm, I never looked back, I love it.
I feel my expressionist works are like a visualization of the emotions we feel as we make our way through life. I’m portraying the impressions which are in my mind and soul. Fortunately, the more I work, the more ideas and images come to me during the process, often by mistake or through serendipity. I’ll never have time to paint all the ideas that come to me.
Of course, the beauty of art and expressionism is that we all see things differently. I enjoy getting feedback from people who view and purchase my artwork.