​​Right: Cane Worker Series #2, Oil on Canvas


About the artist:

Like most artists I am influenced by my surrounding and of course by change.  As a young student, and later an artist and educator, I have always felt the desire to travel to see new places, and experience new cultures.  The unique and various physical surroundings, and particularly the cultural difference of various places and people have been my artistic inspiration for many years.  The time I have spent living in and among Hispanic communities throughout the United States, Mexico and Caribbean has had critical influence on my work throughout the last two decades.  


Work in Progress

Environment Series #2

Oil on Canvas

​100X130cm


My latest work (2015-present) has primarily focused on creating a series of large format abstract oil and/or oil bar paintings examining the visual transitions of landscapes through seasonal changes, memories of nature, and concerns about the future of our delicate ecosystems.  This series currently consists of five canvases that seem to be going through a continual metamorphosis of color, shape, texture and personal meaning. The above Work #5 is the only piece in the series that I feel has come to a completed state of harmony; however this could change much like the coexistence of humanity with our planet in the last two centuries.  This state of continual transition and uncertainty is part of the significance of the series, and helps me reflect on the current struggle to find a sustainable balance with our planet. 


Left: Environment Series #5, Oil on Canvas