I am a painting jazz musician, trumpeter, and composer. When I paint, I think of sound, and when I play music, I think of colors. Rhythm, harmony, articulation, dynamics, and phrasing become part of my creative decisions. I use my music composition process to inspire my painting subjects and style. This connection energizes me to create thru a more conceptional process.
For example, the color yellow when reduced from light vibration to sound vibration sounds the tone Bb, a prominent color since I play a Bb trumpet. All colors can be associated with their tonal equivalents. Using these tones, language, theory, form, and emotional passion of music allows me to go from what I know to what is new.
Music and art continuously intersect in my mind. Though my musical and artistic accomplishments stretch back to the 1970's, I am creating exciting new works in acrylic medium: painting musical icons and themes that have influenced my life and career.
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I am inspired to see the music in my painting. To understand the rhythm, harmony and articulations of dynamic expression that connect all artistic languages.
Starting with a series of abstract and random markings I begin to describe a realistic image, impression or emotion that connects me and the viewer.
Playing and associating with jazz artists Pat Martino and Stan Getz and participating in the avante garde movement in NYC in the early 70's are fond highlights.
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