In Johns words, the two greatest influences on my work have been Expressionism and the Southwest. Expressionism has influenced me as a tradition, beginning with Edvard Munch and Van Gogh and continuing through German Expressionists. In this tradition, I translate visual perception to an inner experience, which is manifested in paint.
The Southwest and its native peoples are the immediate source of my work. This land speaks of a time sense other than our western European lineal time. It is this land, its beauty, its myths and its dreams of wholeness that nourish me.
Finally, I owe more than I can ever express to the support and love of my wife, Isabel, who is in her own right a fabulous artist.