In my painting career I have focused in four major areas music themed paintings, landscapes/cityscapes, surrealism, and abstraction.

Music is a universal language and for most people, it speaks to the heart and soul. For me, music is an essential part of life. I have developed at least four distinct styles of music themed paintings and have produced large bodies of work in each style.

As for landscapes/cityscapes, I allow the painting to dictate where it wants to go. One may end up fairly abstract, while another may result in a very detailed painting. Some paintings come directly out of my mind, while others may come from a photograph that I have taken. And others may be the result of my interpretation of an antique black and white postcard.

Surrealism has been a fun and interesting area for me to work in. It started with a suggestion from a fellow artist to incorporate a pear, a guitar, and a doorway into a single painting. From there the creative juices started to flow and led me to painting parodies of works by artists such as Dali, Magritte, Hopper, Degas, Bruegel, and Manet.

Abstract painting has always appealed to me, but it’s been only in the last couple of years that I have delved into it as a painter. Although I may go totally nonrepresentational, I prefer to combine something representational in at least a small portion of the painting. For me it makes the painting more unique and interesting for myself and the viewer.