Somewhere, 139 x 174 cm, oil on linen

The first oil painting I made was at a university course in Canada. It was of a woman in a fantasy landscape. The image of the painting was impregnated in my head all night long. I became obsessed, as if I had found my own personal religion giving me a deep sense of purpose. The next morning I got my first studio. I knew then that I was born to paint. I was 21 at the time.

Balloons and Umbrellas , 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas

A year later, while travelling in the Rocky Mountains, I experimented with mixing colors and discovered a simple technique of mixing shadow colors. Through shadow colours one is able to create the illusion of light. Whether I paint landscapes on site or from imagination, light and space are qualities I strive for to express in my work.

Montofoli in Greece, 70 x 100 cm, oil on canvas

Although I've been painting for over forty years with over 150 exhibitions in America and Europe, I feel like I've only just begun! There are just so many ideas to explore. They are patiently waiting in a long queue to be born through the strokes of my brush onto a two-dimensional surface.

Presently, there are 968 paintings on my site. 150 of these are for sale.



Upcoming exhibitions (4)



Sea, city and fields, 102 x 102 cm, oil on canvas.





Sky City, 107 x 122 cm, oil on canvas.





Hall to Heaven, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas.





Beyond the Clouds, 119 x 125 cm, oil on canvas.









Abstract paintings


To paint abstracly is very liberating! There are no rules - no longer is there a need to abide by restrictions required when painting something that represents the real world.






Mind matrix, 91 x 91 cm, acrylic on panel.





Dance to non-composed music (detail), 227 x 126 cm, acrylic on linen.





All things will fly, 138 x 120 cm, acrylic on linen.





Ascending colours, 70 x 70 cm, oil on canvas.





Yellow rain, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas.





Everything connected, 100 x 100 cm, acrylic on canvas.





Circles and triangles, 90 x 90 cm, oil on canvas.






Computer Graphics

Software developement for graphics and music is another creative activity that I am deeply passionate about. The following images below were made by a program I invented and coded. It allows one to create interesting graphics and patterns by duplicating visual objects such as a circle or square and varying its properties such as its width, height, x-y position, rotation, colour and transparency. The program uses two values for each property and a unique code that instructs the program in which way the properties should vary with each duplication. Click on any picture to see more.




Mandala in soft pastel colours with 60 spokes.




40 spokes on a red mandala wheel.




Colour target.




Thousands of circles change position, width, height and rotation to form this strange 12-spoke star. Each spoke has its own unique character.



The spokes are going crazy.



Thousands of lines make up this swirl.



Random lines with circles on top in random positions and transparencies.




Thousands of circles make up this spiral.




Each box is is composed of a set of black or white circles and squares randomly selected.




This shape was made by alternating black and white spheres that gradually decrease in size.



Mandala of letters and musical notes.



In the middle of all this crazy noise of letters, words and thoughts is the calm stillness of unconditional love.



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