The most powerful influences on my artistry have been Van Gogh's abstract impressionism; Picasso's powerful designs, especially in
; and Rembrandt's slapped, tactile painting technique.
I love good, simple design, whether a building, a city, or a panorama. I exaggerate on purpose to convey the feeling of a subject.
Studying with Emile Gruppe in Rocky Neck, Rockport, MA I learned about getting quickly to the essence of any creation.