Reductive Oil Paintings on Aluminum, Steel, Canvas & Copper.
My paintings contrast serene landscapes with edgy, textured bits of metal peeking through, creating the glimmer of the sun on the surface of a pond or stream, adding to the luminosity of a cloud or sky and bringing both energy and balance to each composition.
I’m fascinated with the color hues and luminosity of various metals. I use these qualities
to extended my palette and to integrate into each composition
that which can't be mixed from paint tubes.
First, I work my paintings up to a fully-realized composition. I then scrape, grind, sand and buff away layers in what I call my “reductive” technique. I allow the process to take control and react to the needs of the painting. I paint, deconstruct, and repaint, cycling through the process over and over until the painting displays a balance between perfection and deconstruction, revealing a depth of layers, hidden textures, and the unique rich hues and luminosity of polished metal.
EDUCATION: (BFA) BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART.
Jan/Feb-2019. 30-works Artist Showcase Aerena Galleries Napa/Sonoma | 2018 Featured Artist Showcase Arena Galleries | Napa Valley Art Festival | North of the Bay - Group show Christopher Queen Galleries | One Man Show – Just Looking Gallery | “Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | Cityscapes – Group show. Christopher Hill Gallery | Guest Artist Wendt Gallery Laguna Beach, CA | Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | One Man Show – Hollis Gallery Pasadena, CA October | The Christopher Queen Galleries Annual Frugal Collectors | Christopher Hill Gallery One-Man Show | Vault Gallery, Sonora, CA One-Man Exhibition | Juried Artist, La Qunita Desert Plein Air CA
SELECTED SHOWS | EXHIBITIONS:
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS - CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Art of The West
Old House interiors
Arts & Crafts Homes
Savor Wine Country
Plein Air Magazine | Association Memberships: California Art Club
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Society Of Western Artists
Early California Impressionism
Hudson River School
Old Lyme Art Colony
SF Bohemian Club Tonalists
Arts & Crafts Era