"...This portrait of me reveals my true image a thousand times better, than any camera could do. A perfect picture of me, as seen through the eyes of such a pure and innocent little girl, who loves her Grandpa with all her heart..."
First of all and above all, my artworks are an artistic autobiography of my life, my character and my strong beliefs and opinions.
I was born on the 4th of November, 1950, in a city, which a famous faith healer founded, in 1900, Zion Illinois USA. This accounts for me growing up as a very religious mystic.
Ironically, I started to paint and draw, through a devastating tragedy; of my best friend getting killed in a car accident, when I was 17 years old.
Within a few years, I had my first one man art show, in 1969.
Then in 1971, I took 3rd place for surrealistic sculptures in an art show at Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois.
Then a year later, in 1972, I took 2nd place for my surrealistic paintings, in an art show again at Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois.
Schooling; Semi-taught by, who I consider the holy trinity of the modern art world; Dali, Magritte and M. C. Escher. I have studied their works for 37 years now, as sincere and as faithfully, as someone studying for their doctor's degree in something. This qualifies me as what I call a semi-self-taught artist, and accounts for my surrealistic style. Since, I am a mystic and a surrealist, I call my personal style Mystical Surrealism.
Many people say that surrealism died in 1940. On the contrary, I declare that surrealism is alive more, than ever before, and that it will never die as long as our imaginations and our dreams continue. Surrealism is much more, than just a passing popular art trend. It rises up alive and fresh to every new generation. The tremendously, powerful freedom of surrealism reaches out, grabs and takes ahold of people, from every nationality and every generation since it began. Surrealism frees us to be ourselves and to think for ourselves. Therefore, surrealism is not dead, it has just branched out everywhere and into every artistic media you can think of, giving birth to many grandchildren...