for simple graphic form in everyday objects and organize them into compositions.
young child in Japan,
I was impressed by the work of the Japanese masters highly stylized wood block
prints. I have also been influenced by
Wayne Thiebaud, Tamera De Limpeka, Chuck Close, JC Leyendecker and broadly by
the Golden Age of Illustrators.
in watercolor and acrylic, I found the best results are produced from trial and
error and a consistent work ethic, producing personal improvements and
arriving in the New York metropolitan area in
1980, I continued my studies in life drawing and pursued oil painting, attending
SUNY Purchase College
and the Art Students League.
my paintings have a foundation in what I call stylized realism. They utilize the
strong composition qualities of clear planar and linear breaks on the surface,
creating jewel-like facets.
paint from life, all at once,
marathon style, Alla Prima.