I started painting at the same time I started architecture school, in 1955. Over the years I have found the two activities to have a beneficial, symbiotic connection. The discipline required for the practice of architecture, where everything you do has to be correct, brings care and craftsmanship to the painting. In turn, the expressiveness that is so important to painting adds life to the architecture. As connected as the two activities are, painting provides me with an escape to a personal vision that is all mine.

In the beginning, architecture informed much of my painting. Increasingly, the painting has taken off into more romantic realms.