My personal style is a unification of the strong classical training I received in the Czech Republic and the freedom of expression I experienced when I began painting in the United States. When I see a person or inanimate objects, I not only see them, but also experience viscerally the movement and vitality inherent in them. My figurative paintings capture the movement I feel in the figures as they interact with one another. Even in my more intimate still lifes I feel the movement and vitality of the components as if they were in constant motion.
I began my artistic career in my native Czech Republic. I came to the USA on a scholarship to study at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan where I earned my BFA, and later at the Rhode Island School of Design where I earned my MAE. In 1992 I received an MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
My work has been exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and Canada, winning several significant awards.