During the past year (2006-2007) I have painted abstract paintings using acrylic on canvas and watercolor on watercolor paper.
I build layers and transparencies. I organize shapes, colors, masses, sometimes tensions, to express a sense of energy and fun that is created by the act of painting, though depending the mood I am in I might shift away from those.
The fun of abstract is that the story is different for the viewer, what you see is the meaning of it. This is why it is so difficult to give a title to an abstract work.
I ike the freedom that I feel when I work on an abstract piece. I also keep working on more representative works. Being a mural painter I have been working on 'composition' paintings, organizing human figures and cityscape as projects for murals or as paintings either on canvases or on paper.
The human figure remains complex, fascinating and challenging. I refuse to be categorized and I like to experiment and discover new ways of expressing myself.
I just love to paint and I want to thank my instructors at the League, Mary Beth Mac Kenzie, Barney Hodes, Irwin Greenberg (Greenie) and Frederick Wong for keeping the love alive.
Met de Pennhingen, Paris, France.
School of Decorative Art, Paris, France.
Art Students League, New York - three years as full time student in watercolor, oils painting and sculpture.
Art Students League, Annual show: 1995, 1996, 1997.
Ward Nasse Gallery, Year Round Salon 2004, 2005, 2006.
Gallerie de L'Ormeau, St Tropez, France, show of watercolors, 2003.
Art Walk, Noho, April16, 2007 to May15, 2007.
Mural at Lord and Taylors, department store, New York, on the children's floor.
Mural at Fizz, nightclub, New York.
Fresco at Serafina, restaurant, New York.
Commissions, oil paintings and watercolors.
Backdrops for fashion shoots.
Member of the National Society of Mural Painters.
Member of the Art Students League, New York.
Ward Nasse Gallery, Soho, New York.Previous page