When I started painting seriously I was really into the New York School and the Abstract Expressionist scene from the 50’s and 60’s. I really enjoyed researching the likes of Gorky, Hoffman, Franz Kline, Kandinsky, Rothko, Pollack, Barnett Newman, de Kooning and so on. I do consider myself to be connected to a similar flow that many of these artists were tapping into and in a many ways they endured a lot of suffering as they pioneered the way to new methods of communicating the human spirit in all it’s richness. I owe these artists and others similar to them for their courageous work.
‘Franz Klined’ 24×48 acrylic panel c.2006the early days in the studio
the gift of art sets the human spirit free similar to an eagle soaring high above the tapestry Eagle Spirit