Through the search of patterns, designs and abstract ideas he sees within the industrial landscape – architecture, structures and machines, the realistic painter produces eye catching works that drives a screw deep within the soul. But of course, he has a story before his journey began into art.
“After 40 years in the advertising and marketing business, in 2013 I decided to leave that behind and become a full time working artist. I’ve been very fortunate to make friends with a nice group of talented peer and exhibit my work in important venues and exhibit throughout the US and Europe.”
Making art for him has become a bottomless journey into discovering the true nature of oneself, and that ends up being the reason why he paints. He discovered that, beyond recognition, the principal reward for him is the benefits of focus, meditation, and a process of self-discovery.
“I use my camera as my sketchbook, looking for things that grab me and make an emotional connection.”
On a talk on one of his series, he explains his spark of inspiration, as well as his recent series.
“A series of paintings looking up at the light and shadow plays found “under the el” began on a trip to Chicago. Looking down the street, I saw the elevated line and the fascinating patterns made by the rusted and peeling infrastructure. More recently, I've been making a series of architectural light and shadow studies that somehow capture the quiet melancholia and feelings of isolation we’ve all felt during the Covid Pandemic.”
Now let us have a look at his works.