I approach my abstract art with a devotion to the textures and colors of Italian influence: the patina on old buildings from centuries of paint, sun, weather, the alchemy of life. Venice is quite amazing when the sun hits the water which reflects on ancient architecture, creating colors that are a mystery! They have a name and a story which are impossible to define. I want my paintings to have a bit of that magic.
La Pera! I have painted so many, colorful and delicious. Here are just a few to show both Italian and Asian influences. Layers and layers of paint, sometimes applied in the style of ancient frescoes. They are some of my most time consuming projects, but worth the effort for the final result is luminous. Buon Appetito!
With a degree in art history, I am very influenced by iconography through the ages. Religious symbolism, gold leaf, and colorful decorative adornment have been an irrepressible tool to capture the spiritual and emotional hearts of man since the beginning of time. I often use color copies of Renaissance and Medieval works..along with symbols of Asian icons, to center on the canvas to incorporate with gold leaf, stencils, texture and layers of color to complete the project. From studying man's desire and need to create,..as far back as cave paintings, we learn art is imperative, essential, a life force of it's own.