The paintings I create reflect the art that was once created by ancient
Mediterranean cultures. In my work I strive to convey the tranquil
beauty and timeless appeal of these past creations.
My inspiration to paint in this style evolved from extensive travel
throughout the Mediterranean as well as through comprehensive studies
of art history. Numerous painting workshops throughout the Tuscan
region and travels to the ruins of Pompeii helpet me to develop my style
and color palette which is representative of a Renaissance style of art.
My paintings are infused with colors found in architecture and scenery
in the enchanting village towns of Tuscany, to the softly faded garden
found in the frescoes of Pompeii.
I create my paintings using a mixed media on canvas which includes
acrylics, pastels, watercolors and gold leaf as well as hand-carved wood
I finish each piece with a collage around the painting to create a
window-like affect [see
sample] . I often use imagery found in Renaissance art or
from the intricate patterns carved into
ancient pottery vessels of the Etruscans. Some of my paintings have
cracks appearing in them, [see
sample] creating an aged-by time effect that is also
representative of the frescoes of Pompeii.
My objective with each piece is to revive the elegance reminiscent of
the murals found in Pompeii and Crete, to capturing the charming colors
and architecture of the hillside villages of Tuscany. They have an
ethereal quality, giving the viewer a sense of peace and well-being.