paints exuberant watercolors characterized by an abstract expressionist
approach to landscape that fills the paper with lively brushwork.
His noted technique has been profiled and reproduced in numerous
publications including The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Landscape
Techniques, Splash I, and Painting Shapes and Edges.
His paintings can be found in many public collections, including
those of Pomona College, Claremont, California; Springfield (Missouri)
Museum; Cincinnati Art Museum; and Des Moines (Iowa) Art Center.
view the Pamajera
series as an example of expressive
documentation -- a record of what was sensed and felt, a sort of
motor empathy with the linear rhythms, weight, and tensions of the
elements observed, as opposed to just the setting down of many optical
surfaces. This empathetic technique helps promote an emphasis on
movement, energy, vitality, immediacy, rhythm, pulse, vibration,
etc., as opposed to the freeze-dried-world appearance of some landscapists.
Coloristically, the Venetians have been most important to me, particularly
in their use of deep rich luminous structural color.