Local Social Network for the Arts Community in Central Valley
Since I was ten years old I have been sketching and painting but it wasn’t until the 1990s, after some experiments in abstract, when I decided to submerse myself in the style and abandon traditional idioms that I began to feel true satisfaction and elation when I worked. Labor, struggle, hardship and transcendence is the common theme in my work as it is for me the basis of humanity and the American dream.
My subject matter originates from my memory, my imagination and an intense desire to demonstrate hope and to spark the same in others. I start by developing my ideas through a series of sketches using paper and crayons. Moving to canvas I then begin painting thin layers of color, and gradually build subsequent layers of paint until I achieve the desired color and texture over the entire surface.
Acrylics, mixed media,