I have always been fascinated by colors and images, so painting seems to come naturally for me. Doodling and drawing dominated my childhood and I was fortunate enough to have the guidance of my uncle Sol, one of the original founders of Marvel Comics and my first art teacher. Countless hours of drawing Marvel superheroes and studying Hogarth’s anatomy are the basic foundation for many of my earlier photo-based (primarily pop) works, and I have continued to build on that foundation through my exploration of abstraction. For me, the excitement of being an artist comes in the discovery of what paint can do, the many ways it can be applied and the images I can create. My constant objective is to surprise or even stun myself, and anybody else who might see my work.