During the late 1980’s, I studied painting at the University of Delaware where I developed a neo-expressionist style. After graduating, I put down my brush and worked for ten years as a graphic artist, then ten years as a photojournalist. My dream during those years was to return to painting and I’m pleased to say that I’ve done just that.
These days I am completely focused on developing as an abstract expressionist painter and creating an extensive oeuvre of dynamic, energetic pieces. As I complete a painting, I aspire to not to paint my subject but the effect it produces. My paintings exist somewhere in between the imaginary and the real, in a space where the visible meets the invisible. My photographs captured the world we all can see, my paintings capture the world we can’t.
My work is characterized by intense subjectivity, warm colors, heavy impasto & rough handling of materials and I’m inspired by the great post-impressionists Cezanne and van Gogh, the fauvist Matisse, the abstract expressionist genius deKooning and the master Picasso - I aspire to create pieces using their same techniques of color, form and vibrant energy. My subject matter is often the human body or face rendered in an abstract, emotional style - this arbitrariness of representation serves as an expressive element in my paintings. Likewise, the abstract landscapes and cityscapes I create, as well.
Like Picasso, I try to deconstruct traditional painting and create a solid foundation upon which I can create my own personal style and speak to my audience in a new visual language - new to their eyes but one which they can fully understand. This new language contains emotions we all have felt and experiences we all have shared.
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“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
– Vincent van Gogh