Three forces that have influenced me are: My faith in God, My wife, who truly has inspired me, and the inner desire to create.
My work has been influenced by studying the old masters like Rembrandt, Claude Monet, and Sergei Bongart. Understanding the principles of painting and knowing the rules have influenced my work as well.
Using the strategies of starting with a thumbnail sketch, value studies, preliminary water color painting, visualizing the end result, coupled with continued study and practice has developed my talent.
I enjoy the study of light. I take it from a dark rich color and blend it with brilliant lighter colors to create an image I have visualized. This is very exciting and rewarding to create a lasting impression for those who view my work.
Please contact me with any questions by phone, email, or contact form.
Cell Phone: 559-903-8726