Influenced by such abstract painters as Kandinsky, Kline, Richter, and Gorky, I developed my own style of painting that incorporates mixed media, found objects, and multi-layered experimentation with color and texture. In my expressive abstraction, the emotional and the philosophical merge to invite the viewers on a journey, a dialogue about existence, human condition, and transformation.
After receiving a Ph.D. in literature and philosophy and after years of college teaching, I finally decided to pursue a long-lasting love of art and artistic exploration as a vocation and a professional career. Being an existentialist and a conceptualist at heart, I am inspired by the philosophy of life and by life itself. My art explores the interplay between life changes and philisophical realizations - the interplay that artistically becomes manifested sometimes as a social commentary, sometimes as an analytical questioning, but always as an honest and direct pondering.