About The Artist
Do you know how specific songs take you different places in your memory? They remind us of a place and a time and even a feeling that took place. It can be so moving. I try to do that in my paintings. It allows me to go to places I’ve been and recapture the essence of a place or a situation. In many cases, those places were powerful and beautiful. Many are of the ocean.
It’s my first great love. Riding waves has been a part of my life for so long that I don’t remember much before it. My father taught me to swim and body surf as a small child. Our summer vacations were always at the beach. They were good times.
As I grew older, I left my comfort zones for more challenging ocean spots. As an adult, Hawaii and Mexico became some of my favorites. I sense very strong “mana”, or spirit, in both areas. They are very different, but both hold some really happy memories. Those I try to share with you in my paintings. I occasionally mix in some of my other favorite places like the East coast.
I hope you like what you see!