My paintings usually start with a color idea, along with an emotive concept. They then evolve into compositions in which color and light are the primary subject. The subject matter usually revolves around “pop surreal” portraits mostly of women. I try to create a feeling in the color choices and their expressions rather than illustrate it through symbols or content. Over the last two years my color palette has changed from the very vibrant spectrum to a more subdued and subtle representation. The idea is for the viewer to read the title, such as: "Back in the Woods, Under Ashes, There is a Stone" or "Bright and Bubbly Terrible Thing that was Doing Her Thing" and relate it to the painting in order to create a visceral narrative and back story of the subject. All of my paintings are done on hardboard with thin oil glazes separated by layers of Crystal Clear. Upon approach the viewer can see the many underlying layers, which can be seen as “technical symbolism”.
The Scents of Peppermints and Thunder Damaged My Senses.
I'm Sorry, Grace Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Butterscotch And Motor Oil, She Slams Into Me.
With Cinnamon – Barley On Her Breath She Lied About What Last Winter Meant.
Though Your Breath May Wail And Coil Sometimes Your Hymn Sounds Beautiful To Me.
On Empty Rings Around Your Heart The World Just Screams and Falls Apart.
Invasion From Above.
Her Offensive Slashes Were Flesh Wound Splashes And It Was Simpler Than She Wanted.