“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.” – Joan Miro
My process for creation of art usually starts out with inspiration from an idea, reference image, photograph, film, or or real life experience. I will sketch out an idea in rough form until I have a complete thought on paper or canvas. I will also think about color and may make notations on the sketch.
Sometimes I'll start with no color reference and let my imagination dictate the color, or simply start applying paint and let that guide me. As this process continues to unfold a painting takes shape and follows a strict idea, technique, and evolves as medium is added to substrate. The paint medium, or mixed medium sometimes dictates the direction of the piece.
As a child I have always enjoyed creating art and it naturally became my career, so the process of creating is inbred in me which inspires my need to make art. I was successful early on as a commercial artist and had no reservations when it came to selling my work which I have done thru galleries and thru the internet which opened up a worldwide audience.
An award winning graduate from the Art Institute of Boston, my professional career as an artist has spanned 25 + years and has included a diversified range of work including advertising, theme park design, and film. Creating art is an extension of my being, and is an ongoing evolutionary process of subject matter, technique, and focus. I enjoy working in various mediums especially oils, which work in tandem with my thoughts and paint strokes giving me subtle color nuances which fuel my painting process. I also love experimenting with texture and unusual mixed mediums which bring freshness and spontaneity to the creation process and individual works. I am influenced daily by the world we live in and anything could contribute to spark a new idea. Other influences include the dynamics of composition and design, vintage magazine illustration, early European poster art, and feature films. My creation process whether classical or digital formulates my brand of art.