Compared to 30 years of painting landscapes, still life is a newer practice for me. However, like landscape, still life is for me a study of light and its phenomena. Every object lives with its own changing atmosphere and light; everything also lives and affects everything else; and each object colors all that is next to it.
I have a huge admiration for Rembrandt; following what he believed and practiced I challenge myself and constantly experiment rather than painting what I already know how to paint, the way I already know how to paint it, for the sake of having a consistent style. Hopefully through this process I will arrive at the subjects that I like most to paint, and develop a new representational language. For now I continue making my brushstrokes gently next to one another with colors fresh and sizzling with light.
I have been a painter; capturing the landscape of every place I have lived. I have however been inspired by spending my last past two summer in Italy, Florence and Chianti Hills, painting landscape and documenting the countryside.
Esfahan is the name of a this painting which is part of a collection that reveals mydesire to capture exterior and interior scenes from ancient Persian architecture.The most notable aspects in these paintings are the rich colors and overall effect of light.The textures created by unique brush techniques making this collection truly compelling.Each painting offers the viewer a depth and atmosphere that invites one to walk into my Persian world.