For me the essence of art is the exploration of fundamental issues of our time. I explore intolerance, discrimination, addiction and violence with its victims, witnesses and survivors.
My seven-foot portraits start with an ambiguous expression, shared gaze and uncertain context calculated to provoke you into creating the narrative. I begin with a live model and then work from reference photographs. I use a limited pallet of acrylic paint along with metallic and iridescent colors that produce changing patterns with changes in lighting and view angle. Working freely, I drip, brush, pour, scrub and scape paint while applying a variety of lines, dots and other adjustments.
Located on the south side of Campbell Robertson Park on the corner of lower Spruce and 5th St