I grew up in the Santa Monica mountains near what is now called Pt. Mugu State Park. It was an experience which endeared me to the great outdoors.
My style displays an economy of brushwork, where the viewer has more leeway to interpret shape, color and texture (a la Impressionism!).
I make art because it’s the most efficient way I’ve found to feel ‘right’ with the world, to feel like I’ve worked at something worthwhile. I find painting is a great way to quiet the mind.
Mechanical, architectural and man-made subjects I am drawn to also, especially those that have experienced a bit of entropy, but I have to take care to not fall into never ending detail. I worked as a mechanical designer for many years, but details of details of details is not what I want to portray. It’s more about the life left in a subject.