been making my living as a professional artist and musician for
the past 25 years. As a painter, I've always been attracted towards
the "light": meaning the beautiful, the sublime, the classical
ideal of harmony and proportion.Enlightenment is what I seek.
Venice, Italy has been my second home for the past 18 years with
my first place of residence being New Orleans. The combination
of these two exotic locales have helped to develope my art and
music, with Venice giving me an inexhaustable supply of subject
matter and the New Orleans connection supplying the backbone for
my music. As a guitarist, I play what's called Gypsy Jazz, a music
created by the great Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. In this
musical arena I can explore the excitement of Hungarian Gypsy
music, the lyricism of the waltz musette, and the joy of straight
ahead swing! I am constantly amazed at how these two disciplines,
art and music, are so intertwined by the necessity to have a complete
understanding of the fundamentals.
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