I seek casual elegance, in movement, in the planes and forms of face and the body, as well as in a scene, groups of people conversing in bars and cafes, musicians playing and dancers dancing, the crowds where we walk and watch and wait, in my friends and loved ones, perhaps in a poor elderly woman struggling to survive, in architecture, ruins or even just some scattered boulders.
I am currently in Spain but often live in other parts of Europe, and live in or visit other continents. I experience a wide variety of architecture, local scenes, and other aspects of local culture including the fine arts. Music scenes in Paris and couples in love, concerts in Valencia, fabulous Roman architecture in Istanbul, Dutch landscapes, interesting old windy streets in historic cities like Tallinn in Estonia, Zambian women dancing around glowing embers at night under the stars: all have influenced my art.
Because of our extensive travel I often work in watercolors and pen and ink. When working in plein air in ink I use a pen and a brush with a built-in water reservoir. I often use both hands simultaneously to create the forms and to add matrix. Many of these originals are just 2” x 4” in size. Buyer say they like the freshness and originality.
In my water colors and acrylics you will find scenes from urban life, perhaps a crowd scenes a la Jean Dufy, an urban landscape. You will find many drawings and paintings of concerts and other musical events, including a number of miniature pen and ink drawings I did in the audience at Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain.
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