In January 2005 I had to put aside my architectural work to undergo surgery. Recuperation provided time to return to painting in a focused way after many years. I took up pastel drawings to study what the paintings wanted to be. I wanted sweeps of color and emotion as a release from the worldly gloom that dominated my consciousness. I wanted to see the beauty encompassing us. I am interested in affecting the spatial quality and moods, therefore my paintings are large. I use oil on canvas. Here is some of my work.