My work is a product of what I have lived and learned the past 60 or so years. I consider myself primarily a regional painter of the Coastal South. I focus on its abundant wildlife and its coexistence with the Gulf Coast’s industrial, maritime and agricultural landscape.
My design is inspired by the colors, shapes, and forms of exploring an aesthetic of the natural world and enhanced by our emotions and feelings while the abstraction informs its development.
Borrowing elements from both traditional batik and watercolor, I have layered alternating applications of melted wax (used as a resist)
and watercolor pigment over drawings made by hand on fine rice paper.
Balance of chaos and control with the use of texture bold strokes rich color and use of dental tools. Different emotion while I experiment with style makes my painting a process rather than a product.
Oil on canvas – I paint primarily landscapes. As a studio painter I have the freedom to create compositions with palettes not found in nature.
Impasto brushwork, minimalist composition.
Palette knife applied impressions, layering in the micromanagement of paint creating complex minimalism in the abstraction of pain
which includes variations of aquatic art including sailboat art.
Windsor N pro watercolors on acid free heavy board, liquitex medium applied & pro acrylic on canvas. Art painted in a slightly loose impressionistic style. Colorful, fresh, fun and inviting.