I came up with the idea to produce New Urban Folk Art directly from the movement of new urbanism which was transforming cities from sprawling metropolises into compact and sustainable living environments. I wanted to convey my ideas of cities that had reconnected with nature.
I studied various art movements and artists and determined to adopt a more folk type approach rather than fine art style. It suited me more because my natural energy and impatience were always barriers to spending months and months on a single piece. I always believed the idea or concept needed to be explored and expressed with vitality. I adopted colorful patchworks and bold, rough paint strokes mixed with repetitive brushwork. The early works mimicked impressionism and post impressionism, but later I developed a very unique approach which was wholly my own. The paintings below illustrate the evolution.