Artist Statement

I began painting in early 1970s. Like most folks who have had a near death experience the drive to express ones self and philosophy is compelling perhaps even compulsive. I write stories and play music but I am most fascinated with visual art.

After 20+ years of painting with acrylics, oils, pastels and anything else I could find, I tried doing art on a computer beginning in 1980s. Programs were crude and the art even rougher.

By the early 1990s the computer programs became more sophisticated and processing power could keep up with more and more complex scenes.

I am particularly interested in textures and light/shadow. I am also very interested in how we perceive things and so much of my art tends to be surreal and/or abstract.

My art examines aspects of perception, archetypes, and metaphysical elements of the human experience.

I typically do several images in a series before discovering a new topic to examine.

These topics have ranged from the rooms of the human mind to ambiguity of form.

Over the past 6 years I have created more than 1000 images of which I show over 300 on my website.

I believe art is to be seen and as such I have made my art freely available to a world wide audience.