I relate to the canvas by composing landscapes of irrealities. Rooted in emotional ties, and transposed by interchanging the concepts of light, color, shape and form, I attempt to create a meaningful composition for the eye. The purpose being, that the piece becomes a story, and the story is told in an abstract, yet emotional manner. Each story of the irreal is given a sense of realism by the artist's use of abstraction.
Further, my work is that of geometric abstraction and/or non-objective abstract art, as well as, the subjective, objective abstract art. They are the movements that I admire the most.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.” –Marcel Proust.
Through my journeys, I have found character and its meanings, obvious and irrelevant, but that have clarity of vision and circumstance. Creating images that best describe the situation, the message, and the progressive vision we impart when communicating about the semblance of being.
My work has an amorphous form and function; encompasses an evocative use of light, shape and form; and, each composition is different depending on the piece and its message. I visually identify with a space and its components through the relationship of the components to the design. My pieces embrace the mundane, the intellectual experience, and the passions of my life.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, I paint primarily with oil on wood panel. With a Bachelor of Art in Art from California State University Northridge, and training at California Art Institute, and received honors for my work in several exhibitions. I have exhibited, offline, at Viva Gallery, Lark Gallery Online, La Municipal Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, Hale Arts, Wallspace LA & Gallery 825. I am represented/ affiliated with Gallery 825 and Hale Arts Gallery. Online, I am represented by Saatchi.com, Artist.com, and Fine Art America. I currently live and work in California