My roots and my forte is impressionism but more so post impressionism. My oil paintings are influenced by my studies of the great traditional painters starting with Monet, Gauguin and Cezanne, and also Vincent Van Gogh who was Dutch but he could just as well been Fench. He had the most gorgeous colors and technique. I specifically admire his innocent, unpretentious style. Simply painting from his heart. That is what I do. I am also a admirer of and the great Nicolai Fechin whose earthy and bold palette work and famous subject matter of Native Americans is unmatched. I am self taught and been selling my work since 1999.