After a long stint in telecommunications, I came back to painting and drawing. My media is oil paints. For landscapes I normally take photographs then edit and simplify them back at my studio. I start with a limited color palette and paint on a black surface. During the painting process I sometimes work in pencil and stencil marks. The marks made by a tool are important to me as well as the painting.
When painting I look for colors and shapes and how everything interacts. I don't like to give the viewer all the information. I like what a viewer brings to a painting.
During the 70's, I studied painting at San Jose Sate where I received a Masters in Art. At that time I was mainly an abstract artist with a few elements of the landscape coming through. Now I am more realistic with my landscapes, with abstract elements coming through. I try to do my still lifes, human portraits, and animals in similar ways as my landscapes, with brush strokes showing, and keeping as loose as I can.
1068 The Alameda, Studio 5b
San Jose, CA 95126