About the Artist

I am a full-time artist that has evaluated and rejected the path that so many serious contemporary artists take. Instead -

I have made a deliberate choice to live and paint in obscurity far from the art world. Without the pressure to sell or exhibit I am truly free to paint according to my own vision and convictions. It is enough that I have used my god given talent to the best of my ability.

Maybe I have attained the modern ideal of an artist described by Tom Wolfe, and further edited by me: “To be the unrecognized but free spirit, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy and hypocritical, to be the artist I desire regardless of the consequences of being out of step with current fads, to look at the world in a way they may not see–In short, to be the Bohemian.”

Understanding My Art

What you see in my paintings is most likely different than what I see. This does not bother me in the least; I think this is the nature of all creative work. However, if you are curious as to how I understand my work, read on… Because of the meticulous detail, carefully worked out compositions and the curious titles of my paintings you might assume that I had something very specific in mind and could tell you clearly what it all means. I can’t. I am not playing games with you, why I paint and what I paint is a mystery to me. I can’t put it into words and that is one of the reasons I paint in the first place. I have come to accept and embrace that. I do begin with a well thought out plan but always let the painting find itself as I paint. As the 19th century German Romantic landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich said, “A painting must not be invented, it must be found”. Therefore, any title I assign or description I write comes only after the painting is finished and I have had time to contemplate what it all means.

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