I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BFA degree in Drawing and Painting in 1982 and worked as a graphic artist in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past 29 years. Currently, I'm focusing on getting better as a painter and creating a body of work.
Artists whose work have influenced me when I was younger were Rembrandt, Vermeer, Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, John Singer Sargent, Constable, and Dali. Artists whose work have influenced me as I got older were Picasso, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Cezanne, Diebenkorn, and Edward Hopper.
I just want to have more fun now with the act of painting and expressing myself more through color and shapes. I also want to explore and dig deeper into psychology of my subject matter, and use metaphor instead of being literal to convey any special meaning or idea to the painting.
The things that interest me most, besides art, are music, sports, and books.
I'm a voracious reader and I'm almost always reading. Some time ago I read a Chinese proverb in someone's blog that said "Read a hundred books, paint one painting." Actually, I want to paint more paintings and read less books but I get what the proverb means.