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For as long as I can remember I've meticulously tried to recreate the world as a drawing on paper or with paint on a canvas. In the last couple of years, I’ve been reacquainted with painting and it's been a fantastic journey.
What makes me stay up too late, fills my weekends, and brings so much joy? Painting of course. I am driven to create and I love making something from nothing while enjoying both the good and frustrating moments along the way. It's become a more regular part of my schedule in the last year and I have enjoyed getting started with plein air painting. I've been "stuck in the hustle" for a few too many years. My painting time is a way to reconnect and allows me to take a deeper look at the world.
What I've been up to:
My work has a subtle glow and calmness. I am influenced by realism and have always been fascinated by Chiaroscuro in Renaissance paintings. This fascination began in college in my first art history course.
Paint style is carefully applied, leaving an organic texture. I am a recovering perfectionist. I do my best to create technically correct drawings but am working on taking more artistic license. I have really enjoyed creating each piece and hope that you enjoy my work.
I love art because it often strikes up a conversation. Artwork gives personality to every home. My motto is "fill the walls". There's something so special about connecting with an original work of art. Original works range in price and are made of high-quality materials so they will be around for a long time. The "minis" are carefully crafted and priced at a more economical price point.
I often say "I didn't choose to be an artist, the art life art chose me". I love challenges and often choose intricate subject matter and am always striving to improve. I have sacrificed a lot to produce art, but would not have it any other way. Each time I sit down to paint, I am thankful that I have the desire and feel to produce art.
I believe we have lost connections to the physical world due to the digital scape that has taken over our lives. I create oil paintings that capture moments in time that showcase objects, landscapes, and species.
I consider myself to be a technical painter. I have a pretty technical day job too, so there's no escape from this mindset. I love doing value studies and art is a great way to disconnect from technology and really appreciate where I am at that moment. I have made new friends, discovered new places, and developed a new appreciation for painting.
I am a digital professional during the day who looks forward to creating art in the analog space in the evenings. Art is not my full-time gig, but no matter where I am, or what I am doing, I find myself going through my day looking for lights and shadows wherever I am. My curiosity doesn't rest and I am constantly thinking of how to mix colors that I see in the world.
With many years working as a graphic designer, web developer, and now UX Designer, it is only natural that artwork carries some digital influence. Lights and darks are enhanced, I'm doing my best to paint as bright as possible, yet accurately. Because I look at a backlit screen for most of my day, colors may be enhanced and push boundaries of what is "colorfully possible”. There is a transition that happens when I go from digital work to working with paint. I love the constant challenge of bringing this combination to life. You'll see that my artwork has a strong emphasis on lights and shadows and my love of contrast really comes through.
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