The Flaming Pearl of Infinite Wisdom, a Silvery Moon and Seven Hidden Dragon’s, Part I | 29.5″ x 41.5″ | Ink painting | 2019
I have been making art for over 56 years, 46 years full time in four different studios in downtown Detroit over that span of time. While I was a 4th year art student/Senior in high school one class was devoted to using different kinds of techniques, in different ways. That was my introduction to pointillism, with crow quill pen and Higgins black India ink instead of its more traditional application with paint, brush and canvas. And from 1966 until 1978 that’s how I worked. In 1978 I began using Koh-I-Noor Rapidograh’s/pens which allowed me to greatly expand what I was doing.
My life and career as an artist started early. I often say I’m one of the luckiest artists/men in the world…I found my artistic voice early on with pointillism, followed my heart and trusted my instincts. I added patience, perseverance, discipline and dedication to the equation.
Soon after I rented my 1st studio I read in a book that if you are good at one thing, then you need to be better at it than anyone else, push it further than anyone has. Upon reading that, I knew that.