20th Century Modernists Morandi, Matisse and Picasso were my early influences and as were mid-century Abstract Expressionists. Turner’s skies thrilled me and Mary Casatte’s below eyes level views of her subjects still guide me. You may see some of their influences here in these galleries, but there are also many other artists I admire just as much, such as mid-century artists American Joan Mitchell and Mark Rothko, whose influences will be seen as less obvious.
Photorealist painters Audrey Flack and Janet Fish influence my still life subjects (notably candy and fruit), and photographer William Wegman inspire my dog portraits. My photo - Encaustic Water series are an homage to Monet’s paintings of water and lilies.