My path as a Baltimore-based artist started in Columbus, OH before going west to St. Louis, east to New York City and then joining the love of my life here in Charm City. It began with endless superhero drawings, followed by rigorous training at an art-focused high school, a concentration in painting at Washington University in St Louis and graduate study at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. My work has been exhibited along the way in the Northeast and Midwest. At each stage,… more
The American Way
The superhero paintings and drawings begin with the form and metaphor of powerful figures. The concepts of freedom, cultural dominance, masculinity & conflict are reflected in these depictions of flawed heroes. I want the painting or drawing medium to garner a direct emotional response; a vibration between striking imagery and a gripping, visceral surface.
American Olympus II
The works operate with various levels of ambiguity – some drawings appear quite straightforward in their realism, while in other works the act of painting blurs the identity or action of figures partially or entirely as abstraction and painterly surface become equal subjects to depicted persons and events. Many of these works were presented at the solo exhibition “American Olympus” at Project 1628 in Bolton Hill.