Armand prefers the use of oil paints for their bold , vivid colors.Contrast is an integral part of his work which has a lot of design elements throughout.He combines technical aspects with world of beauty to create a symetry  that means something different  to anyone looking at his art. He grew up in a family where artistic expression was greatly encouraged. Painting alongside his grandfather (an accomplished Latvian painter) ,studying art in various schools, playing guitar on stage in L.A. in the 80's and 90's, all brought about a focus to create art that is truly bold. Somewhere in there he managed to become a master plumber which explains his love for design and his technical style that shows through in his work.       ATFOGELS@COX.NET