Visiting and living in such varied places as the Lower East Side of Manhattan (NYC), West Indies and the Southwestern United States, I have always been inspired by the local color, architecture and landscapes. Maintaining my personal style, I began to incorporate these subjects into my paintings. In this world of rapid change. . . before gentrification, renovation and commercial development transforms these places and alters lives forever, I am able to convey my perception of these culturally and geographically defined images on canvas and paper.