I'm very grateful that I have been able to make art for most of my life. Today I make art in squares, taking complex images, usually landscapes, and break them down into small squares and painting the image "one square at a time".
I wanted to find a way that I could work in short periods of time without getting lost. There's nothing new about working with grids, artists have done that for centuries. Usually we try to hide the grid so that the pieces fit together seamlessly. I decided to see what it would look like if I let that go and just painted each square without total regard for the squares immediately surrounding it. Just working from that section of the photograph. What I found was each square could maintain its individuality and still allow the bigger picture to show through. This has all sorts of implications for me.
Today I make art in squares, taking complex images of landscapes and breaking them down into small squares and painting the image "one square at a time".
I was a professional muralist for about 30 years. During that time I learned new ways to make murals that made it easier to paint in a studio instead of on the job. Today I only paint in my studio and only come out for workshops and installations. I also teach a class on drawing for industrial design students at Mt. SAC Community College. I enjoy teaching and working with people to create art together.
I would like to work with anyone that would like to make art or even take their own art up a notch. If you are interested in seeing what it feels like to make art I would like to work with you. I can work with families, kids, students, and individuals.
I have a BA of Fine Arts from CSUN, 35 years of professional experience, shown my work in commercial art galleries, and I currently am an adjunct professor at Mt. SAC Community College. I can guide you through college level learning and professional training.