A self taught artist who's vision of twisted realism peers straight through to the deepest depths of your soul. The only thing constant about my work is change.
I started painting in the winter of 1985-86, after meeting a group of artists in Phoenix, Arizona that previous summer. I figured if they could do it, so could I. Those artists became my friends and gave me some art supplies for my birthday.
I was heavily influenced by the COBRA group that was around in Europe after WWII, Dada, the Surrealists, as well as Bacon, DeKooning, and Schwitter. I started very loose as my early works show, and now enjoy the challenge of painting with more detail.
Most of the time when I draw or paint, I usually do not have a per-conceived idea of what the results will be, and I typically paint figures or animals. This allows me complete freedom to become one with the art for a period of time, and the result of the experience is what some people call art.
My joy is the making of the art, the actual expressing of the idea. You benefit by being able to enjoy the results in your home after the fact. I'll be expanding to photographs, collages, and anything else I can create for you.