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17 Apr 2016
Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest

“My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.” “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” – Hans Hofmann Life and nature are a conundrum. We are continually seeking and pursuing evidence for authenticity of the truth. This painting Mystic Forest is the absorption of knowledge in searching for […]

16 Mar 2016
Territory

Territory

“Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.” – James A. Garfield There are times in your life when you need to set boundaries to protect your territory—your soul.  The soul is a vessel that contains your innermost thoughts, dreams and beliefs.  When you let down your guard, you expose your soul to the elements of the world.  To be vulnerable can be both beautiful […]

17 Feb 2016
Merlot

Merlot

“Timeless taste of splashing red decadence.” – Ralph White This painting is one of my latest vignettes in a collection of delightful refreshments.  It is called Merlot as it reflects consolation and merriment.  It’s a liquid montage of unfastened spirits waiting to be consumed.  It’s a symbol of enchantment. This painting is an abstract portrayal of the timeless elixir as it splashes into a glass in slow motion.  The smooth tones and meticulous blending create an inviting effect. Explore the […]

18 Jan 2016
Birth of Passion

Birth of Passion

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins The “genesis of genius” is a fabulous description for the word passion. There are several things going on in this painting called Birth of Passion. The colors symbolize both pain and relief. Pain—your blood, sweat and tears; and relief—calm, cool and concluded.  This painting highlights the struggles of pursuing a passion from birth until the final achievement. There are stages to go through with everything, starting with birth.  Growth is the development […]

17 Dec 2015
Embryo

Embryo

“The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.” – Soren Kierkegaard Our thoughts are born with intention. Fostering an idea or believing in something is essential for our souls.  There is a need for spiritual connection that drives us to search for truth and meaning.  When […]

17 Nov 2015
The Escape

The Escape

“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.” – Lynda Barry Escaping into a fantasy world is normal.  Sometimes it is necessary so that we can remain sane in life.  It also increases your imagination and ability to discover.  Innovation and ingenuity starts in the mind. This painting, The Escape is the formulation of fantasies.  The torrential downpour of the vivid colors describes a fantasy realm in an artist’s mind.  Fantasies […]

16 Oct 2015
Emphasis

Emphasis

“False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.” – William R. Alger Passion is an uncontrollable sensation that stirs inside your soul.  When you’re truly passionate about your beliefs, an interest or a cause, it resides in your bones.  It becomes a reason for living.  At times, it consumes our daily thoughts. This painting is called Emphasis because it illuminates significance and attention.  The colors black and yellow used together often symbolize warning.  As such, we must pay attention to […]

18 Sep 2015
Earth

Earth

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen…yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. – Bradley Whitford Our time here on earth is not very long. What we do in the span […]

17 Aug 2015
The Idea

The Idea

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy Some of the greatest ideas come to us in the middle of the night, as we’re tossing and turning, hoping to get a few hours of precious sleep.  But that rush of adrenaline kicks in… Sometimes it’s an idea for an invention or a concept for business venture. Maybe it’s a vision for an art piece or a set of lyrics for […]

16 Jul 2015
Radiance

Radiance

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” – Morgan Freeman Being still and letting life happen can be very challenging, and sometimes near impossible. How many of us could just “let life happen” without worrying, pondering, obsessing or overthinking…? Silencing our thoughts and emotions and just be still? This painting is called Radiance for its graceful tides of tranquility.  The burnt-orange and yellow represent warmth and rejuvenation.  Setting […]