I paint with a single palette knife using oils on canvas. I have always been drawn to the creative process . . . coming up with something new that captures a thought, a feeling, or a fleeting image in my mind. Painting for me is like a meditation. You have to be fully in the moment and what I love is how the creative process so often produces delightful surprises for me. With a palette knife, a stroke of the knife or a subtle change in pressure will mix and lay the colors on my canvas with unexpected results.
Creating beauty is truly rewarding. Colors speak to me and I love the contrasts of bold strokes of the knife shrouded by an ethereal mist. I want my paintings to convey a certain mood or feeling while at the same time leaving room to be filled by the imagination of the viewer.
For years, I have displayed my paintings at Tabora Gallery located on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki and in Haleiwa. The owner of these galleries, Roy Tabora, is an exceptional painter and has been a good friend and my most significant mentor for years. Other major venues for my paintings are...Palms Gallery located in The Shops at Kukui’ula in Poipu, Kauai and Turnbull Studios and Sculpture Gardens located on the island of Maui.