|My version of an art statement|
As far back as I remember I have painted and built things, all sort of things. Between all my relatives I had access to a wonderful woodworking shop, metal shop, and paint shop. I have known from an early age what I wanted and fortunately was encouraged to pursue my dreams.
My studies brought me through graduate studies in architecture, environmental design, art and business peppered with healthy doses of craftsmanship from all the workshops I had access to.
I began my first abstract work in 1977 with a strong influence from geometry, probably part of my architectural schooling. I continue to work in abstract because I find it exciting to pursue expressive works.
All my works, regardless of its expressive nature, influence, social or psychological value must have visual harmony, balanced in form and colour to constitute art. Personal taste, style and social value may differ, but the internal relationship of each work must express compositional unity as an indicator of the works quality.
The works will evolve and change over time, constantly exploring new venues of expression. What exactly will my art be, that I cannot even image. Throughout the process I always keep four items constant.
First, my painting should stand by itself and not rely on a description to bring meaning and value.
Second, my art is about focusing attention. Taking you away from the present moment into thinking about what went through my mind the moment I created my art.
Third, The emotional and intellectual content of my art has an equal standing in the process with the technical and aesthetical aspects. This merger is key in my continuing investigation and exploration of the endless possibilities and spectrum of what painting is, and what it can be.
And fourth, I dedicate myself to developing and evolving my art.