I have always been fascinated by the wonder and complexity of the human organism and have only recently (in the last few years) expressed that passion through painting and drawing. My academic background is in physiology and, for many years, worked to understand the inner workings of people, studying the neuro-muscular characteristics of their motor skills. Drawing and painting has now focused my attention on the outer expression of kinematics and dynamics of the human body, with emphasis on the tension inherent in muscular action… be it that of the face, as in portraiture, or of the entire body.
The nude human form, in the tradition dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and of artists since the Renaissance, captures the essence of what it means to be human and to be constrained by our corporeal being. That constraint can at times appear as ephemeral as gossamer or as weighty as Sisyphus’ rock. Therein lies the joy and challenge of representing the human form.