I have a studio on a small barrier island in Northeast Florida, and currently split my time between there and NYC.
My recent body of work is primarily mixed media painting, and is a discourse of intuitive and non-objective. The process is a marriage of layered acrylic paint, medium, gesso, charcoal, glazes, washes, handmade paper, collage, tissue, spit, spray paint, and oil sticks on canvas. Gestural sparks of interest are often added with vine charcoal, stickers, and old books, and spliced text. A typical piece is then sealed and buffed with cold wax.
My intention is to create layers of information through my technique; leading your mind’s eye on an aesthetic journey through the process of emotion and contradiction. While I relate to a diverse world, the intrinsic nature of my creativity always seems to emerge. I am not a tortured artist, nor are my struggles unique; it really only comes down to what I consider essential characters in my work: Color relationships, humor, energy, and lack of intimidation of the sources and materials I draw from.