Art is a mystery, especially to the artist. My work remains anchored in historic context, and as such, brings a different perspective to old tales. I have participated in the mystery since childhood, but found it as a professional venue in 1975, and have been continuously represented since that year.
The paintings were originally in the abstract and showed as such from 1975 to 1989. After many years of travel in Italy on vacations, I began to draw and paint in a representational mode. The influence of Italy was tremendous. In 1992, I began showing these works, which were very much influenced by the Italian Renaissance.
My work has continued to this time to have this underlying influence. Additionally, I have found inspiration from the world around me, dreams, and stories of others. Each painting becomes a fairytale for me.