A Little Water Clears Us of This Deed, 2009, oil on canvas, 62 x 66.5”
|I study visual and performing art, and find it important to express myself through both. These two passions influence each other greatly. My paintings are scenes and situations that I envision. My work is inspired by drama, photography, and film, especially film noir. Setting the scene I envision is one of the most important aspects to preparing my art. Lighting, perspective, and body expression are the main things I look for when I pick out the subject of a new painting. When lighting a scene, I use colored gels much like lighting on a stage, to express oddity and emotion. I aim to create dynamic color relationship, which liberate my translation of the subject matter. Layering individual colors can cause gradual tonal shifts as the hues vibrate against each other. This allows the colors to work together but also retain their individual hue, becoming a multifaceted surface. When people view my art, I want them to form their own story. I create a moment of conflict and the viewer writes the play. Whether the subject has an internal or external content, I want the viewers to examine and define the scene. This causes them to unleash their own creativity and insight into what exactly they see before them.|
O Mischief, Thou Art Swift to Enter, 2010, oil on canvas, 34x36"
Green Light Across the Water, 2010, oil on canvas, 72x60"
Passing Strange, 2010, oil on canvas, 36x48"
Fortune's Fool, 2010, oil on canvas, 24x30"
His Acts Being Seven Ages, 2010, oil on canvas, 24x30"
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