Just a quick update to post my latest piece. I'll be starting a new one soon. This one is for my brother Mike. He's going to use it as the cover art for his upcoming CD. I can't wait to see my artwork on something with my brother's music on it. Our art together. I can't believe it's taken this long to happen.
Last I heard he's going to title the CD Tepoztlan. Tepoztlan is a little town in Mexico where he's lived and I've dreamed of living. It's a magical place, nestled in the mountains. You can take a hike up one of the mountains called "El Tepozteco" and at the top there's a pyramid. It's an amazing view from up there.
I'm an abstract artist in search of ways to share my art, engage and educate the viewer when possible. Recently moved to Houston...and loving it!
For about 25 years now, I’ve been doodling in one unique style in which there are no solid colors, but just shapes shaded in with nothing but dashes. I start with a particular design or shape and then just fill in everything on the page. I then add more and more until there is a shading effect that makes it look three dimensional. I don’t like it when the design looks flat.I like it to have depth.I also pay just as much attention to the treatment of the background as to the main shape. I like the background to have the same movement and depth as the main shape. When I’m making decisions on color and shading, I look for what will make it come alive and have movement. I like when the painting looks like it could jump off the canvas and dance in the air.
My last series was inspired by a piece of glasswork by Dale Chihuly. It reminded me of fire and I loved how alive the piece looked. The pieces I did in this series are all full of oranges, reds and tones that invoke passion and life.