Abstract:  Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation

"Let each man exercise the art he knows." Aristophanes

The majority of my work is abstract.  Especially paintings.  Abstract art uses form, color and line to create a work independent from visual references of the world. We experience the world with more than just our eyes so when I'm creating an abstract work it feels like I'm opening my mind and connecting to the entire universe to communicate a particular emotion.

The following abstract photos were taken by me under a Banyan tree where I became enchanted with how the sunlight was streaming between vines, roots and tree limbs. I felt happy and cradled under the protection of the immense tree like a child during free play.

“Some advice: 

Do not paint too much after nature; art is an abstraction, derive this abstraction from nature while dreaming before it, and think more of the creation which will result than of nature.”  

Paul Gauguin

"Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature." Cicero

Abstract art comes from an artists knowledge of colors, composition, line, texture, etc. When interpreting an abstract piece notice how the elements affect you. Art is open to interpretation.  There's no right or wrong answer. 


"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." Wassily Kandinsky.

“Abstract painting confronts you.” Jackson Pollock

"Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do." Elizabeth Bowen

Synonyms: abstruse, complex, deep, hypothetical, ideal, indefinite, intellectual, nonconcrete, philosophical, recondite, transcendent, transcendental, unreal, conceptual, theoretical, complex, complicated, deep, enigmatic, esoteric, heavy*, hidden, incomprehensible, intricate, involved, muddy, obscure, perplexing, profound, puzzling, recondite, subtle, unfathomable, vague