Famous abstract expressionist “Wassily Kandinsky” (1866-1944) often stated, “Color was the keyboard.” Rich adds that the artist’s eyes & hands become the artist’s piano keys. Together they both reveal the soul of their creator.
As a painter, I feel strongly that that painting is about creating what never existed. It's about crashing through some assumptions, expectations or hang-ups & conjuring up some emotions or sparking the viewers imagination so that the viewer finds his own images and feelings within the work of art. I loves to ask my customers, “What do you see? What do you feel?
As a photographer I want to share what I've seen and experienced with others, like any other photographer. When I look at one of my photos on a wall it takes me instantly back to that place and time and helps remind me there's a lot of beauty out there aside from what we put up with during our day-to-day lives and see on the news. If I can capture the beauty of a mountain or old bridge, I can lighten my day or the day of someone else, if only for a moment. If I can capture a beautiful blue sky as reflected from a classic automobile hood, I've helped someone reminisce about a beautiful well designed automobile with a touch of mother-nature thrown in. Good photos enhance a room by providing a little highlight or punch. They lighten a moment, add emotion or a pleasant dream to a wall that otherwise provides nothing. It's as simple as that!
"When you add some punch or character to your home through one of my unique paintings or photos you're setting your home apart and leaving the rest of the world reflect themselves through some homogenized art at a mass merchandiser!"