What are your earliest memories related to art?
Drawing geographical maps in the 3rd grade.
How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?
I began my career in my late 30’s. I am basically self taught but endeavored to learn through books, workshops and hard work.
What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?
started in pencil, then to pen and ink, then watercolors to now almost exclusively oils. Oils are the best fit for me as they give me time to explore, change and develop a painting without having to work the entire thing out beforehand.
What is your process like?
find inspiration in a subject. develop an idea on how best to express the subject. draw- block in — finish. thin to thick in the traditional manner.
Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?
What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?
darks can often be “left to chance” although I think its more like “controlled” chance. Everything else is absolutely controlled.
Where do you see your work going from here?