ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have always photographed to support my painting. I painted portraits of my kids and scenes on the beach as well as surfers after a good friend suggested there were not enough great surf art. My first art studio was in Santa Monica so that made sense to me. My artwork has always been about communicating my emotions, freedom, joy and delight but also my immediate world. Examining my life close to home but also recognizing that my kids grew up in a different world then I with less freedoms less room to roam about always under watchful eyes. The beach was a sanctuary to our everyday lives.
After photographing for about 8 years to support my painting my artist friends were praising my photographs. “You photograph like a painter.” Since then I have strived to find a way to use photography in my artwork but not losing what attracted to me to painting in the first place, expression, color and light.
I am also a photo collector and ran two photo art galleries so I am always thinking about photography. How can I differentiate myself? How can I push my photo based art to explore the “new photography” I am reading about and seeing at Pier 39 and MOMA.
My art are the responses to my own questions posed. Visual answers pushing my art and myself while holding on to what I think is most important. My art has always been about idealized snapshots of joy & freedoms in a world of my own invention far from our everyday reality.
154½ N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036