I cannot recall a time that drawing and painting did not beckon me. San Francisco Bay Area proved a fertile ground for honing my skills early, while studying various creative disciplines. A near-death experience at 23 began my journey looking past the surface of everything in life. Influences and interests continually morph and evolve where my growth and understanding related to spiritual truths often surface in my paintings. While working with the physicists at Lawrence Livermore Labs and NASA-Ames Research Center as an illustrator for their cutting-edge esoteric concepts, their counsel while processing the near-death experience was rich ground and inspiration for understanding expanding concepts and visual imagery.Always looking for the spiritual, forever seeking those moments of clarity where depth of feeling can be found. I don’t always fully understand what I might achieve each time I create but I’m always hoping to connect in some way with another’s psyche, to learn and grow within myself. Perhaps as artists, when connection's are made, we see a glimpse of who we are and what we need to do to breathe more life into our work. Thank you for taking the time to get to know my work. Namaste.
Continuing my studies under specific artists contributes greatly to my skill level, Continuing spiritual exploraton and research into other areas of physics and Noetic Science research infuses my work. The Sr. Art Directors who took my under their wings early on as an emerging designer and technical illustrator in SIlicon Valley (a big shout out to Laurie Stapleton & John Gianotti)...to the master painters who have given generous amounts of their time to enhance the scope of understanding the gift on so many levels, thank you is never enough.
Their encouragement has helped me define who I am creatively, which I’m finding to be a lifelong process. The best honor I can give my creative and artistic mentors is to always bring something new, fresh and insightful into the work as evidence of the growth. More recently I have taken to working in series and find it inspiring to approach one subject from a variety of perspectives, and to have the opportunity to apply new techniques in a variety of similar application until it becomes a relaxed extension of the creative process.
Always looking beyond the veil for the spiritual, forever seeking those moments of clarity where depth of feeling can be found. I don’t always fully understand what I might achieve each time I create but I’m always hoping to connect in some way with another’s psyche, to learn and grow within myself. Perhaps as artists, when connection's are made, we see a glimpse of who we are and what we need to do to breathe more life into our work. Thank you for taking the time to get to know my work.
First Commissioned Portrait: 1972
Paul & His Prize Golden Palomino. I was unaware this photo existed until a relative recently emailed it to me. While the painting is not very clear, what is evident,
is that I have continued to follow my passion.
the dress style was called a "Sizzler' and was so short they sold matching underwear made from the same patterned material. They were designed with a flair to the bottom edge, so when you spun on a dance floor or the San Fransisco breeze blew your skirt around,
My Atomic Life
After 50 years, only some of my fathers work has recently been declassified and the bombs are now dropping all over my life. So much more is beginning to make sense... now! Explore My Atomic Life as that project unfolds into a book and beyond.Reality is such a thin veil. I was born into a family that lived with a deep level of military secrecy at the highest levels, It defined and permeated our lives.
The Aura as Evidence
Upon the ending of a deep and meaningful relationship, I took the opportunity to record my auric changes as I progressed through the process of self-protection to release and clarity. It was pretty dramatic. All krilian photos were taken in the same location with the same equipment over a one year period.