37986 Tralee Trail
Northville, MI, 48167
I feel very fortunate that I am
able to create paintings that are important to me. It is what I do, it is what
I love and it is my life. I've never fully understood the creative process as
it is exciting, frustrating, painful at times, distracting, elusive and appears
to be a never ending struggle. But for some unknown reason, it persists in
compelling me to continue to create paintings.
I am not satisfied with
the status quo and want to continually evolve my art. No finished piece is good
enough and the next painting simply needs to be better.
I choose to
show detail compositions of automobiles and am fascinated with the reflective
surfaces and attempt to create shapes - some realistic and many abstract to
enhance these surfaces. Beginning in 1992, at the suggestion of my late wife
Micki, I added floral images to my compositions. These are both challenging and
exciting and complement the hard reflective surfaces of the automobile with the
softness and organic qualities found in flowers. Some of these floral
compositions become surreal with the use of scale and their juxtaposition with
With my intimate views of automobiles, I want the
viewer to see the automobile in ways they never imagined. There is much beauty
in these intimate views and for me, a great opportunity to explore and discover
those art qualities that I find important and fascinating.