Most of the work you are viewing here are my expressions of Anna Maria Island Sunsets or expressions of the traditional fishing village of Cortez. I identify my particular style as Abstract Expressionism since my works are compositions abstracted from natural and human-made elements. In my case, this includes inspirations in an agglomeration of lines and chalky solids based on sunsets, skies, and the colors of the waterfront and beach. Sometimes, I add the human-made forms found in certain settings, such as small fishing shacks as they appear within natural elements. What I am attempting to do while freely distorting the realistic images and conceptions, is expressing something not quite evident to the human eye. In my case, the expressions of my pencil strokes are somehow guided by my inner feelings that arise from a deeper part of myself, e.g., anger, darkness, lightness, hope.
The art observer is free to self-interpret each of my compositions based their own feelings based on knowing by title what the composition is meant to express, and then navigating through its colors, strokes, and blemishes. I use a form of “dirty composition” to extend the rawness of each art piece. This is accomplished by leaving each drawing intact with smudges, graph lines, notes, etc. In a way, the rawness of each piece is preserved for study. Basic framing adds to that rawness.