Red Brigade 40"x 45"
My Fascination with processes and techniques underlies my style diversity.
I am varied in my methologies and mediums because it is my way of exploring, learning, and progressing.
My years of training as a art director/designer/illustrator empowered me with aspects of an art world that requires skilled techniques, accurate accountabilities, and responsibilities that now help me in creating public art.
I ran my own design firm in San Francisco for much of the eighteen years I spent in commercial art, but I felt like I was still painting by numbers.
I then quit the commercial scene and moved with my wife to the islands.
In Hawaii, I studied Japanese woodblock printing, where the traditional disciplines of techniques and design mirrored the graphic intellect that I brought with me. Almost immediately, I received awards and purchases for the state of Hawaii's permanent collection.
As I began to reduce the amount of preconception in painting, theories of abstraction and use of abstractions and use of design and color became predominant. I've always loved old ruins and have a fascination with archeological subject matter, so there is an influence in my sculpture with the addition and subtraction of materials and the spatial impact of voids and solids, which help form a vocabulary of my work.