I have always been a creative person but twenty five years ago I had a health scare thatchanged how I looked at my life and what my goals and desires are while I was here. I was told I did not have much time here and so I started studying and creating with a fury because I wanted to leave something behind. I have reached that goal and surpassed anything I could have ever dreamed....thousands of paintings later I am still here and paint with the same fury as I did in the beginning of this journey.
My thought process at the time was to look at Artist’s work who inspired me and whose work moved me. These artist’s were mostly Watercolor Artist’s ( Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargaent ).
I started painting and studying watercolor with a passion and energy that I have never known. I was blessed to meet an artist in Vermont where I was living at the time. Her work just blew me away. She took me on as a student and changed my life forever. This was years ago and my work has gone through many changes, but that is where it was born.
I presently live in Key West and it’s light and colors inspire me and my work. My goal is to push my abilities and ideas each year. I want people to come see these shows and think “Yes...this is different. He is trying something new.” Each show is created by a thread of a thought. I want all the paintings to connect in color, composition, subject...a cohesive body of work. A narrative of thoughts and images that inspired me.
I am so grateful for the health scare. Some people need to be pushed, or hit over the head to be put on the right path. This was my push, or wake up call and I listened. It was a gift that I acknowledge everyday and cherish.