I’ve been creating since I can remember. I used my creativity in business to build companies and technology systems – now I use my creativity to make pictures. While the crossover from engineer and corporate citizen to artist seems unusual – for me it was a natural evolution.
I realized that our life path can be anything we envision. It doesn’t have to be something set or prescribed by society. When I started farming and looking at nature while in Kauai, I opened a new set of possibilities. Painting, meditation and my health became my priorities.
I observe nature and look to paint what I see while letting the creation flow throughout the process. The more I let go and let the process unfold, the better the result. The abstract nature of my paintings have references to nature, to God, and to joyful expressions.
I use colors to create depth. I intentionally place the juxtaposition of cool colors adjacent to warm colors. I mark lines against organic shapes and provide texture and shading to create contrasts. And in all pictures, harmony and balance are essential. The work isn’t finished until I feel the message is conveyed in a meaningful way.
There is no better way to spend my time then to try and bring beauty into our world. I am grateful to God to have the time and resources to create, and I am grateful to all those that support my process.
I believe as Schuman said, “To send light into the darkness of man’s hearts – such is the duty of an artist.”