My artwork takes a creative, surrealistic view of mid 20th Century America. A customized lullaby about apple pie would be a good description of what I try to create. My style engages subjects as diverse as surviving cancer, Victorian symbolism, minimalist architecture, and early 20th Century board track racing. My work gives a sense of familiarity in a central park of imagination that will make you want to find the nearest bench to see what happens next.
I have developed an illustrative style that often combines textured abstract backgrounds with an overlay of descript scenarios, telling a story of main characters in familiar situations. My work is not only something fun to look at; it is a gateway for the audience to use their mind to play inside the piece.
All of my pieces are normally painted on Canvas or Masonite. I am believer in acrylic paint and am loyal to it. I mix my own custom colors, and I have a unique color pallet I pride myself in. It has been a carefully planned procedure over the past few years--developing not only my illustrative look, but also a unique color atmosphere.
In conclusion, I’ll answer why my techniques best communicate my ideas. Since childhood, I have known that nostalgia is not only a buying force but is also an emotional draw. I am heavily influenced by mid 20th Century American minimalism—and have been since I can remember. I have worked very hard to put a new look onto a vintage style, which can be recognized as nostalgia and modern at the same time. My ideas are derived from pop culture and my imagination. With my illustrative twist on pop culture, and a vintage/modern look I can keep as current or nostalgic as I like, I’m able to have a range that is never ending.