I'm very interested in the painter El Greco because his work is expressionist. I painted "City of Light" in 2019. It was inspired by my trip to Italy in 2018 but also by the painting called "A View of Toledo" by El Greco painted in the 1600's. I would like to study this painting in Toledo and also the architecture of the region. I'm hoping to travel to Spain as soon as it is possible to travel.
Above: City of Light, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 inches Below: Detail of "City of Light" showing the unique texture of the painting.
- Through my paintings, I have become attentive to the splendid drama of my everyday world. How the wind can create a ripple in a pond, a flock of birds descending on a field, or how sunlight can illuminate the side of a building are small miracles that happen all around us. Instead of seeking out subject matter to paint, I simply pay attention to the nuances in my surroundings. My goal is to turn what may be considered mundane or ordinary into the sublime.