About My 2-D work
Over the years, evolving as an artist, I grew to prefer the more complex non or semi-objective style of working. I am deeply influenced by the essence of each season of the year subscribing to Zen Buddhist poetry and philosophy. I tend to purposely avoid references to landscape subjects as a way to paint something related, but less explored.
Music is a purely abstract form in sound that I use in early stages of composing a painting to trigger right brain domination. The music might be reflect later in the title as in the recent paintings We’re Jets from West Side Story or Be Bop.
Returning later to a completed painting will often reveal it as a subconscious, self-portrait. It’s a major element that appeals to me for painting non-objectively.