Size: 25"W x 21"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Continuing with the music and Palau themes, here I use a palette knife to dress the audience awaiting the concert. The Palau has a small concert hall in the basement. We listen to some local traditional Valencian music.
Influences I have long appreciated the works of Goya, Velásquez and El Greco, beginning with my time in Madrid in 1967. Later I was drawn to Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Gauguin, and Degas, Edward Hopper, Matisse, Jean and Raul Dufy and Gustave Caillebotte. Also Jose Royo and the Valencian Joaquin Sorolla. Amor: In Love With Love I am currently working on a series exploring love between couples. It will explore love and the diversity of its expressions. These are inspired by films I have seen. Music Among my works is a series of music-related paintings and drawings. Many are based on small pen and ink drawings done live, executed with both hand. Travels Most recent travels were in Holland, Finland, Estonia and Turkey and reflect the architecture and landscape. Check out Giethoorn, Holland, a fantasy land of canals and thatched roofs. Another series comes from our Zambian trip. We stayed in a small village with a Peace Corps volunteer and one of the warmest experiences!