I have endeavored to capture the timeless spirit of one of my Mexican folk heroes, Emiliano Zapata, who fought for the freedom and land ownership in behalf of the poor campesinos and Indians of his native Morelos state. He was assassinated in a deception and considered dead and gone forever by the unscrupulous powers-that-be at the time...no longer a 'trouble-maker.' However, his followers continued and continue to believe...that he lives on...if not in body, at least in spirit. He was more than a person...he was an ideal in the hearts and minds of many of his freedom loving devotees. Emiliano, in many respects, became immortal (or inmortal in Spanish).
I have been interested in art ever since I was six years old in my native rural Kansas. I always knew what I wanted to be in life...and that was to be an artist.
I am an eclectic artist, always experimenting in the creation of my art and subject matter. I love exploring all kinds of subject matter from the vast “banquet table of life.” One comes this way only once, so I love to reach out and grab any and everything that grabs my fancy at any given moment to explore creatively. The closest I come to concentrating on any single subject is about my love of the Mexican people and culture, especially after being married to a lovely and inspiring Californian of Mexican descent for many years now.
My art education and training has...
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