While painting I try not to preconceive what the final image will be. Painting, structure, and balance are my primary concerns. Many changes occur and the painting develops progressively through numerous layers of brushstrokes that create movement. My paintings technique is powered by my subconscious concerns that deliver unique and significant results.
The paintings are influenced by a combination of various historical art movements including Visionary, Symbolist, Futurism, Opitcal and Spiritual.
Major artist's works are a attribute to the style that include's Albert Ryder, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Van Gogh, John Constable and Kashmir Malevich and Bridgette Riley.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. (Genesis 1:1-5)
"Family Portrait" oil, canvas, private Collection, Pennsylvania.
Painter/ Musician/ Educator
Creation: a synthesis, from the artist's standpoint, of matter, space and color. Creation is not a reproduction of observed fact. Hans Hofmann
Voyager Wohl Collection, Florida oil, canvas, 24" x 36"
Spiritual Landscape oil, panel, 20" x 20"
Glorious oil, canvas, 30" x 48, Private Collection Hawaii
The wind, the wind, the wind, That am I that am I, My unseen wanderings, Who can pursue, Who comprehend? Albert Ryder poem, late 1800's
The symbolism is apt to the observer. Often, the viewers' perception is insightful, and by their verbal description, I continue to learn about my art.
Mariner acrylic/canvas. 1st Place painting, Veterans Natlional Art Competition Hawaii. Bryant Collection
Hawaiian Rhapsody acrylic, canvas, 30" x 40", Whited Collection Hawaii
Creation Construction acrylic, canvas, 60" x 40"
"Levels of Life" 42"x56" acrylic, canvas. Honolulu Museum of Art Collection.
Hawaii: Land, Sea, Sky oil, canvas K. Lee Collection, Oregon