Painting is thrilling to me. I am indulgent about color and often feel
thrilled to see the outcome of my plans or lack of plans. Waking up,
knowing I have the option of painting, is food for my soul. Art,
creation, writing, and interacting with people who love these same
things make my life worthwhile
I have studied art. First, as a college undergraduate. Later on, I
worked with different teachers who mostly taught about watercolors. Even
then, I wanted to be modern, break the rules, do what felt natural to
me. Many teachers taught more traditional art, but I kept listening and
My family collected art. Some of it quite well-known. My favorite aunt
took me to art shows, museums, and galleries. My mother went to art
school in Philadelphia. She painted as well.
I also studied ceramics and print making. But my truest love is
painting. I often relax by using water colors. My more formal stuff is
done with Acrylics or Acrylic Gouache. Although, like watercolor paint,
these are water mediums.
I studied with a friend and art teacher for years in San Diego County
before branching out in Palm Springs to study with Bob Burridge and
later on, Kwok Lau, a teacher who supplied me with the necessary tools
to see my own visions to their final end.
Like most artists, painting is a creative journey. Sometimes the journey
isn’t over for a long time. A painting may be done until I decide I
have never been happy with it and need to redo aspects of the piece.
Whether I am painting ceramics, making a mono print, or working on a
canvas, painting is meditative, exciting, and a pastime I never grow
tired of no matter how often I do it..