Where I was born and where I have lived is not
important. What is important? What I have seen,
what I have done, and how my experiences have influenced
I was born in Europe, and as a young person moved to
Australia. When I was 18 my family moved to the
United States. I was introduced to art at the age
of 21 by a wonderful woman that I met on a bus who was
40 years my senior. I am a self-taught painter,
although I have studied with different teachers: Orville
Carlson, Eleanor Segur, Eliot O'Hare and Jaochim K.
Loeber, just to name a few. I appreciate and
admire works by Georgia O'Keefe, Kandinsky, Jawlensky,
and Feininger. I also admire the artworks of
Louise Nevelson and I have a passion for creating wood
However, I am firmly planted in non-figurative art.
Art and great art is founded upon the use of visual
abstraction. To express beauty the abstractions
are light, color, space, atmosphere and vibration.
I have developed a personal approach to my art -
exciting and stimulating art made from a collage of
reclaimed fabrics mounted on wood, creating the canvas
on which I paint using oils.
Although my work is defined as non-figurative, I do
use shapes. Circles are my predominant subject as
they symbolize peace. I am interested in dynamic
shapes - shapes that move. The paintings are
romantic: visually and emotionally stimulating. My
art work does not represent human struggle. My aim is to
uplift the spirit of the viewer.
The colors are intense and each color has a purpose:
red represents power, yellow- aggression, green depicts
tranquility and white is silence. The shapes have
symbolic meaning: the crescent is water, triangle-fire,
circle-air, and the square is the earth.
I am not concerned in copying nature, although my
paintings do evoke emotion that touches the soul of the
individual. This is what I have been told.
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