My formal introduction to painting came at the age of 14 when I enrolled in a weekend course in acrylics. A year later my work was featured in my first exhibit at the Sanford Museum. I continued to engage in painting and other artistic expressions over the years; including ceramics, stained and blown glass, and writing. The greatest gift my parents gave to me was that of travel. I was exposed to new and unique cultures, topography and styles that excited and inspired me.
Body of Work
Working in a variety of mediums, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks and conte’ pencils I enjoy creating works striving for photo-realism featuring the male figure, highlighting the light and shadows of the male muscularity. Combining the translucency of watercolors with the opaqueness of gouache creates a depth that captures a sense of realism and pulls the viewer into the setting. Giving the illusion that there is something more to be seen just beyond the summit, the goal is to spark the viewers imagination and curiosity.
My work is an exploration of structure, surface, technique and materials – all working in tandem. The intent is to poetically articulate the structural skeleton and the surface skin – to maximize the physicality of the materials.
My inquiry is on a perceptual as well as tactile level. The non-objective approach in my work is to elicit a response from the viewer. Not to recall a specific place or object, but to create a transcendent reality. To remind without being specific. To be contemplative and serene. To transform beyond relative space into imagination.
I attended Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural College The University of Iowa and The University of Houston studying Psychology, Business, Interior Architectural Design, and Art History,
I am the owner and designer for Architectural Interiors specializing in residential and commercial interior design. I reside in Johnston, RI.
Click on the large image above to view a slide show of the images in my gallery.