I've had a great joy in watching viewers getting impacted by my images
Working in pastels since ’90. I began doing spontaneous works during worship in ’96. While at Christian worship conferences I paint spontaneously during these times of worship. In the course of these conferences I may paint two paintings. I don’t come with an image that has been sketched out, but develop the work as I feel lead. The pastel media allows me to work very quickly and I’ve developed several unusual techniques. I’ve been able to push the boundaries of the media. Married since ’99, my wife and I are working to bring the ART’S back into the church.
My intent in my work is to capture, and that it embodies, the spiritual atmosphere of the moment. This is why I feel that I need to identify my work as ‘spontaneous impressionism’. They are spontaneous impressions to what I sense is spiritually being spoken during the worship times.
My early years had many influences such as growing up in an ‘arts’ family, and the many galleries and museums in New York & Washington, DC. area. also working as a chromist in a serigraphic reproduction house afforded me a great opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of methods, skills, and creative thought.
I’ve had a great joy in watching viewers getting impacted by my images. I’ve also given my audience a deeper appreciation of what it takes to do a painting. They get an opportunity to watch as the image develops, changes, shifts and becomes more focused. Many of the originals are sold before they are completed, as the buyer is very impacted by the image. I’m traveling to work at conferences a couple times a month. Also I have been invited to speak teach, and do seminars.