: I relocated from Buffalo, NY and I now teach art to children throughout Palm Beach County for The Center for Creative Education. It is a great opportunity that allows me to facilitate my art in a venue that keeps me fresh. My initial training includes a degree in graphic design, and from that discipline evolved my passion for painting on canvas. I am clearly inspired by 80’s pop culture and artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, and Chagall. The influence of folklore, ancient symbolism, and contemporary artists has encouraged me to refer to my art as “Primitive Pop”. For nearly thirty years I have expressed myself in a variety of mediums and applications. While my primary medium is acrylics, I have also worked with oils and enamels. Working with youth allows me to consistently expand my creativity through watercolor, clay, and paper mache’. Throughout my career I have also painted murals, furniture, banners, logos, sculpture, and other 3-dimensional forms.
These paintings are a figment of my imagination. They come directly from my heart and often put me in a cool and calm place where I like to be. My whimsical and eclectic subject matter brings me to think that there can be better places full of color, peace, and harmony. The process allows me to communicate universal integrity and is inspired by form, color, and movement in ways that fill negative voids. There is a repeating character that has appeared in most of my pieces that is my source of inner awareness. Thus, my motto is “For thoughts of dreams and how they can be, let visions of color bring harmony.”