the beat and rhythm of life. Horns blaring, music
blasting, people quickly passing by - these are all
fundamental characteristics of a city. To me, these
elements have their own music, and music is something
that is essential to my art making process. The music I
listen to while painting is appropriately named Trance.
When I paint, I drift to another world, which is almost
a dream world to me. I see the music, and what I see
transforms onto my canvas. All my senses come into play:
my emotions, my eyes, my hands, my canvas and my ears.
I'm in tune with myself, the rhythm and the pulse that
surrounds me - that same pulse of city life, which lets
these images flow through me.
My imagination travels to non-existing dimensions that I
best describe through a process of layering. When I
paint, I feel as if I am hypnotized by colors and
textures, all of which will create soft, thin layers
which hide or reveal a mark of an unspoken feeling,
emotion, or thought - all of which the music evokes. My
intention for each one of my paintings is to describe a
specific mood, a subconscious message, or even my
As each painting progresses to attain a significant
meaning, it becomes me, a reflection of myself and my
every day life experiences. Color and sound are my
personal therapy. They assist me in consoling the
duality inside of me. The intellectual side of my brain
makes sure that each painting has a balance of color,
tone, depth, and tension, while the artistic side of my
brain has the freedom to fall into a trance and let the
paint work its magic. The paint becomes one with the
pulse of the music, one with my adored cities, dancing
across the canvas from my hand.