My work recombines the efforts of the academy schools which devolved after two world wars and includes technology and scientific achievement to pick up at that point in the late 19th century when art faded in some traumatized, deluded haze. I am continuing the study of painting as a pragmatic and essential function of civilisation while implementing modern tools and technology with a full appreciation for the work of 20th century artistic tradition -- abandoning any reactionary position to life left evident there as a result of the devastating impact of warfare on the tradition of artistic creation and interpretation of the world which was ever-present in the art produced in that hundred-year period.
My major influences were happened upon in an accidental manner. Walking past a discount table by a bookstore I found the work of John Singer Sargent. Standard influences like DaVinci and Michelangelo, were imparted in High School by extremely caring and apt art educators in Westwood Massachusetts. Other, more specific influences from the professional art establishment, such as Egon Schiele and Dennis Miller Bunker were arrived at in a similar fashion in another of the highest quality educational environments in the world, Boston Massachusetts, at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Impressionism was a starting point due to its historical popularity in Boston, but the Dutch Golden Age grew in importance and influence after a certain amount of time in Pennsylvania.
Current work involves a revisiting of the classical Greek and Roman era, and embodies elements of historical smatterings of previous stylistic obsessions, being tailored appropriately to the subject painted.
Studio production focuses at present on a large, process-driven, research work, several series which are studied theme-driven works, and commissioned portraits or requested subjects at any given time.
An important aspect of the current work is technology and its achievements in imagery proffering incredible stellar photography of Mars, Jupiter, nebulae, and the sun.
All knowledge of History comes directly from the Arts, and observation is the parent of both Art and Science