My first creative thrill came at the age of seven, when I covered my mother’s bathroom in ink scribbles... much to her chagrin.
From there, I went on to the School of Art and Design in Uherske Hradiste, Czechoslovakia, where I studied painting. I continued my studies at the University of F. Palacky in Olomouc, where I studied Art and Czech literature.
All this was happening under the watchful eyes of the Czech communist regime.
After escaping to the U.S., I spent my professional career as an art director at various New York City ad agencies.
A few years ago, my passion for painting was rekindled. My preferred subject matter is landscapes, flora and people. When I crave more freedom of expression, I rely on inspiration from nature.
I subscribe to Henri Matisse’s belief that art should be like an easy chair – a feast for the eyes and a rest for the soul.