Drawing and Painting is my passion. I started drawing when I was about three years old. While in the first grade of elementary school, I painted a watercolor of a Cow grazing near a white fence in a green pasture. My teachers were amazed at the likeness because I had never saw a cow or a pasture. I was recognized as a gifted young artist and the picture was matted and hung on the wall of the schools office. Many years later I learned that I painted the image from a can of “PET” Evaporated Milk that my Mother kept on the kitchen table. I was very proud to be called an ARTIST and ever since, making pictures of any kind has been at the center of my life.
I feel I’ve been blessed with a special gift and it’s very satisfying to know that I can use my talent to bring joy into the lives of others. I studied “Commercial Art” while in High School and Art School so I could earn a living doing what I love to do. I spent most of my career creating art as a Graphic Artist, Photographer and Printer. I loss all vision in my left eye and 85% of my right eye due to Glaucoma. Forced to retire from the world of commercial art, I have become a full time (legally blind) Artist/Painter. All of my work since year 2003 has been done in this condition.
It’s always a thrilling challenge to begin with a blank drawing surface and transform it into an identifiable and interpretive form of life and living. As an artist, I think of myself as a realist. I strive to meld emotion as well as motion into the natural and geometric forms, colors and dimensions of the art I create. I believe that everyone (not just the rich or financially well off) should own a piece of original art to enhance a special place in their heart, home or workplace. Therefore, I’ve priced my art so the average person could afford it.
I am on a constant “Learning” journey. Every painting provides me with the opportunity to become a better craftsman. Enabling me to create a work of art that exhibits both beauty and timelessness.
It’s exciting to consider that maybe one day one of my paintings may become part of a cherished heirloom, providing deep meaning for many generations to come.