In 2015, I won first place in the "Fresh Ideas" juried show for the Visual art League of Lewisville. With the prize came a solo show for the next year which was a turning point in my artistic endeavor. The 2016 solo show was a muscle bender and a success. It pushed me to a full time artist. I found my voice. It has kept me busy with commission work ever since.
I have been on a creative path most of my life. Graphic design was my career and it fuels how I approach painting, how I create art.
I enjoy keeping my subject familiar with a unique point of view. Landscapes, seascapes, people and animal portraiture are my foremost source of inspiration. Getting outside is good for the soul. Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. I choose my subjects in my immediate surroundings or while I travel. I am always in awe by the changing big skies and landscape of Texas.
I love to create, to experiment and explore with different surfaces and mediums. I attempt to balance abstract and realism using expressive layering of paint and a graphic use of space. Planes of uneven color, gestural marks and calculated drips mark my style, and one single subject becomes the focus of the finished piece. “I have to stay random,” “If I follow guidelines I mess things up.” Dichotomy is a thread that runs through my pieces. Light versus dark, rough versus smooth, reserve versus emotion, loneliness versus connectivity, modern versus tried and true all inhabitant my visual creations simultaneously and harmoniously.In search for a balance between color and texture, I apply layers of paint and will scratch, sand, spray water and wipe away to reveal what lies beneath the surface of my artwork. You could say that am very drawn to the idea of "wabi sabi", the art of the imperfect. Work in progress, always.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in all places.
For three years now and for the love of animals, I donate a percentage of my sales to Becky's Hope Horse Rescue (BHHR), a non profit charity dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation and abandoned horses and farm animals. I also create and donate a painting every year for their charitable event silent auction. http://www.beckyshope.com/
For the second year, I am very proud to be part of an exceptional group of artist who donate a painting to Dwell with Dignity charity event Thrift Studio. Helping families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. http://www.dwellwithdignity.org/
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My work can be found in private collections in Austria, Canada and throughout the United States.