INSPIRATION ~ IMAGINATION ~ CREATION, this is the path I follow when creating my artwork. The genesis of my art begins with something that, at some level, inspires me; itís something that tantalizes my senses or tugs at my emotions, and then triggers my mind. My imagination, with its entire creative prowess, takes over, unleashing a deluge of ideas flooding my creative universe. I then synthesize my ideas, ultimately materializing an inspiration into a tangible creation.
My artwork is more than just a manifestation of an aesthetic construct. It is more than just a collection of unrelated parts culminating into an obvious yet disjointed creation. My art is more than a silent object; it tells a story, conveys a feeling or brings you within reach to a place and time that may otherwise be unreachable. All of my artwork has an inherent connection to its origins. Within it rests a subtle message, perhaps hidden, a cipher that only time can reveal. My existence and my legacy will forever live within my art.
On a personal level, I was born and raised in Florida, but my ancestry originated in Spain and Cuba. As a child, I was always very creative and artistic, but one thing led to another and I deviated from the arts and landed on the sciences. Now, middle aged and time not stopping for a second, I am revisiting my artistic side. A new journey on a familiar path that hopefully leads me to where I was meant to be all along.
My wife, also an artisan in her own right, is the owner of Seaside Artistry. She is originally from New Brunswick, NJ and the 'Shore' is in her DNA; the Jersey shore at Seaside Heights is especially close to her heart. Most of the fine artwork and photography featured here and in other sites, depicts our love for the shore, the beach, the coast and all things nautical. Even though some of our artwork and photography may deviate from nautical themes, inspirations from the sea is what nourishes our creative endeavors.