When I started painting seriously I was really into the New York School and the Abstract Expressionist scene from the 50’s and 60’s. I really enjoyed researching the likes of Gorky, Hoffman, Franz Kline, Kandinsky, Rothko, Pollack, Barnett Newman, de Kooning and so on. I do consider myself to be connected to a similar flow that many of these artists were tapping into and in a many ways they endured a lot of suffering as they pioneered the way to new methods of communicating the human spirit in all it’s richness. I owe these artists and others similar to them for their courageous work.
the gift of art sets the human spirit free similar to an eagle soaring high above the tapestry Eagle Spirit