Still Life Paintings
Working in the classical tradition as it was revived in the Renaissance, I take a flat surface and make it look three dimensional. That might be the most basic definition of classical painting. But a beautiful work of art is the sum of its parts, and there are several aspects of painting which interest me in particular. First, a carefully considered composition is the initial step in creating what I call "visual music". According to Pythagoras, the concept of numbers was the key to the universe. I have been carefully analyzing old master paintings for many years, and I have discovered a geometric system that I apply in my work. I have also studied organic form, both through drawing antique sculpture and through studying sculpture, and I always search for the true form of any organic object that I render. Finally, I find that the aforementioned form is best revealed in natural light. I am constantly struck by the beauty of light on form and the subtlety of value and color that it creates.