Can a painting, a photograph, a still life, a portrait all be explored on different levels and dimensions at the same time? In brief, this is what I find myself attempting to examine with my work.
The projected optimism, clean lines, and ideas of Modernism inform my painting. But I also attempt to stake my own territory by evoking elements of photography, design and architecture in order to create works that are unashamedly beautiful, yet still carry tension and underlying conflict while
Attempting to leave my mark in this world fascinates me. Fine art and technology fascinate me.
Within my work, I seek to blend my own contemporary interpretation of abstraction with elements of traditional still life and portraiture. Mathematics, organic chemistry, mechanics, photography and pop culture also play a role in my path from conception to completion. Much of my recent work explores the relationship between abstraction and the ordered world of still life and traditional portraiture by blending oil painting, collage and photography on medium to large-scale canvas. My intention is to blend abstraction and traditional painting with science to create an unexpected and moving experience. This work is my mark.
Indiana University Bloomington 1985
Akademie der Bildenden Künste [AdBK] Nürnberg/Berlin 1988
Collections: The Charles Krug Winery of Napa Valley | The Peter Mondavi Family of Napa Valley | Starbucks Coffee Company | Microsoft | Robert Parker Jr. – The Wine Advocate | Community Health Network | Estridge Companies | Mercer & Belanger | Block Electric
Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, 2013-2014
Florence Biennale, Italy
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