Artist Statement “New work can be familiar to some, and may surprise others, but when they see my transparent paint and see how the particles separate, pool and ripple on the texture below, they’ll know the artist. I am, as it turns out, still deconstructing paint. I allow particles of pigment to separate and settle, as if caught in time. This is evident in the works that show layers of colored transparent metals. My desire is to show that My Expressionism can be more than chaos on canvas. It can be composed and engaging, with depth and perspective.”
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he attended Mansfield University. After completing his B. A. in Education, he attended The Instituto Allende San Miguel, Mexico, where he received a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Jewelry and Sculpture. His Artistic career has taken many paths, including Teacher, Designer and Gallery Owner. His paintings, pottery, sculpture and award winning jewelry are in private and corporate collections across the U.S. and several countries. His work has always been recognized for its composition, new world imagery and sensual textures. Throughout his career, his 2-dimensional paintings were in acrylic and watercolor wash on textured hand-made papers. This of course had limitations of glass and frames.
Over the last 2 decades, he has developed an oil wash and acrylic wash technique on textured canvas. This allows larger, sometimes shaped and more 3-dimensional paintings with very special surfaces. Like layers of stained glass special attention to the surface texture make his work unique.
“My subjects are extreme. They can be figures or landscapes; floral or non objective. Sometimes organic, sometimes cubist. Looking back, I understand and remember that I don’t know any other way. In my youth, I would draw, paint and sculpt anything people wanted. I always found it artistically rewarding, but most important I learned how to communicate with people. Learning their non-artistic language of interest and appreciation. Sometimes sketching as we talked and translating their words into an object that came from their own aesthetic. It’s never lost on me what people ask me to create. They patronize my work, give it as gifts, or pass it on to loved ones. To my family and patrons over the years, I thank you for your diversity and support.”