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 local culture, architecture, design and landscape. Maintaining my personal style, I began to incorporate these subjects into my art. In this world of rapid change. . . before gentrification, renovation and commercial development transforms these places and alters lives forever, I was able to convey my perception of these culturally defined landscapes on canvas.