ARTIST STATEMENT "Connection inspires my art. And the beauty of the human form exhilarates me. I create large scale oils of bridges and urban landscapes, working heroes, and figurative works using various techniques to mimic the old masters. Color, dramatic perspective, light, and unusual points of view reveal exciting realistic and abstract renderings. Using red and blue flood lights and expressive brushstrokes in my portraits, I unleash dynamics of reflected light on subjects' undertones to reveal true natures and subtle imperfections. Removing masks with light captures vulnerability, expression, affection, and glimpses of intimacy. While steel bridges and the playful embrace of two lovers seem disparate topics, they are both – at the core -- about connection. A bridge foundation, strong and grounded, connects two distinct sides. Lovers join with similar strength, weakened only by limits of expression."
ARTIST BIO I’m known as professional artist in Portland, OR for the urban landmarks primarily bridges, industrial sites, and working heroes. I received a Bachelor Fine Arts Degree from Parson’s School of Design, NY. Continuing studies in portraiture workshops by Paul Missal and Jerry Sumpter at Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, Portland, OR
WHAT I DO "Photographs fade, files get lost. Immortalize a memory with a painting." Do you have a memory to immortalize: a person, a bridge, city landmark, pet, bicycle, cars, motorcycle, or something important to place? Send me a picture of a perspective that you would like painted.