As an ex-engineer, I attended the Academy of Art College (MFA Product Design). I have created marble toys, construction sets, sculptural blocks, mobiles, and paper sculptures.
I am interested in the creative process. Like a child at play, I create abstract paintings by experimenting with paint on canvas. I drip, drop, scrap, brush, print paint onto the canvas, hoping for the best until a composition or a story appears.
I developed a way of Print Painting on canvas where paint is mixed with medium on a paper palette. The paper palette is then flipped over onto the canvas multiple times with different colors to create layers of paint which has depth and appears three-dimensional (in some paintings) in that dots of paint appear to shift in and out of the painting. This is best experienced in my two paintings, The Enchanted Forest and Indigo Nights.
Painting is my meditation. It keeps me grounded in the present moment where reality is happening. My paintings do not reflect reality. They often depict imaginary places or memories.
The themes of my paintings are memory, quiet places, impermanence, movement, energy, despair, and hope. My influences are Buddhism, Minimalism, Isamu Noguchi, Zao Wou-Ki, Fong Chung-Ray, Alexander Calder, J.M.W. Turner, Gustav Klimt, Richard Diebenkorn, Agnes Martin, and Paul Klee.
I am drawn towards Eastern thinking and aesthetics, especially Zen Buddhism and Japanese art and design because they free my imagination to wander and play without constraint.
When not making art, I like to read and think deep thoughts about art, design, and life.