by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), Speaking of his dependency on Galileo’s and Kepler’s previous work in physics and astronomy.
Similarly, in the development of my own personal style of painted art, I have depended on many of the “giants of the past” as sources of inspiration (however humble my own paintings have been). These giants are many and varied, but all have indirectly played a major role in my education. For each of my pieces, I have tried to document all sources and cite all those artists of the past and/or present who have inspired me to paint. What follows is a brief visual listing of those artists, craftsmen, and designers who have influenced my art, in one way or another, for the past forty years.