From an early age, I have been obsessed with modern art, color and design. I studied filmmaking and art at Temple University before moving into a career in product development and industrial design, graphic design and creative direction. Over the past few years, I have started painting again with an emphasis on very modern, abstract art.
“I love good modern design. The color, balance, composition and energy that radiate from a really good piece of art is what all artists seek to find, no matter the subject or medium. I like to look at objects, emotions or colors and break them down to the root or essence of their abstract form. The way these abstract forms then interact with color, energy and balance on the canvas, form my technique. I like my art to stand out, but in a modern, refined way.
This year I have been exploring very clean, cubist-like, angular and architectural abstracts like bridges, ships and cityscapes. I am also heavily influenced by the flat, plastic like tones of the 50’s, 60’s and 70s’. I love painting razor sharp lines, but sometimes I get out brushes and just paint with raw emotion similar to Abstract Expressionism or action painting.”
Most recently, I have been experimenting with the combination of wood, geometrics and hard edge painting. Either as wall sculpture or smaller desk top sculptures. For 2016 I plan to continue to work with the combination of wood wall sculptures and hard edge abstract painting.
My main influences are Motherwell, Kline, Still, Pablo Palazuelo, Harvey Quaytman Richard Roth, Pascal Pierme, Hepworth and Frank Stella.
Bachelor of Arts, 1994
University of North Carolina at Greensboro