I have turned my self-taught sport art to a realism/semi abstract
portrait artwork or Realsemiabslism. Where I will create the main character as close to realism as I
can and then the rest I call semi abstract cause I just slap the paint around
and have fun. This is my style!
I have spent my life studying and sometimes teaching art. I use acrylics as my
main medium but I will go back and forth to pastels. With acrylics I have to mix
my own colors and after a few paintings, when I get frustrated of mixing, I will
switch to pastels because the colors are already there….Change is good!
The modern day masters like Robert Bateman, Carl Brender, and the late Giuseppe
Dangelico also known by as " Pino " just fascinate me. Their style's, even
though different, brings the viewer else where in life. Their paintings make you
say, "Yes, I remember seeing those hawks do that!" Or with Pino's style the
viewer is sent to see beautiful people and places in the Mediterranean. Places
where I wish I could be.
Because of my close observations in my art, I have come to the conclusion that
realism is not about painting something exactly as it appears. It's more about
creating an illusion with the colors and shapes. To make the subject on your
canvas look so real that it compels the viewer to touch the painting. I love it
when people critique or take a closer look at my work. Especially when they find
something new that they missed earlier.
I want to make the viewer reflect on his or her own personal feelings and
imagine what my thoughts were when I created that piece. I want the viewer to
enjoy the painting as much as did composing it. I believe this is what keeps my
dream a live, the dream to create my ideas, my compositions and my illusions of
the professional sport world.
Of course the final touch would be to have my image exhibited in the sports fan
It would be my pleasure and honour to converse with you on any detail
involving the creation of one of a kind art work.