This is my first free expression series after undergoing one year immersion in academic live model and still life compositions. These paintings were inspired by earlier experiences diving in Micronesia in the early 80's and through their execution I trained myself in the use of color, greatly motivated by the bold contrasts of reef life.
This body of work inaugurated my career as an exhibiting artist in 1988. Critics at the time classified these paintings under the style of Fantastic Realism.
I am currently re-creating some of them digitally and at the same time working on new compositions on canvas and oils alongside my visionary work.