Each piece of artwork is lovingly handcrafted, and one of a kind.
My concepts start in my sketchbook, as words and quick drawings to convey an idea. I turn the idea over and over in the pages of my sketchbooks, this is how my ideas begin to take form. Once a visual concept compels me, lines are drawn on to canvas, creating the initial composition. I then choose my color pallet based on the emotions I seek to convey. I grab my paint brushes, and begin applying paint, focusing on the shadows and basic shapes. Music that is carefully chosen plays in the background, as I smush, smudge and swirl colors of paint together. I step back many times, photographing my process, refining, tweaking and analyzing, adding a brushstroke here, a highlight there. Each decision leaving it's impression in the final outcome, a piece of work that I am confident to share.
I put my art out into the world, where it can be discovered by you. You've connected to a piece of my soul. It's brought you here to learn more.
What I am providing here, is far more than just a piece of artwork, it is an experience.
Included with each painting, is the opportunity to connect. Find the art that speaks to you, and we'll celebrate that, together. Because the power of art at its core is its ability to unite us.
I paint the spaces that exist between dreams, death and delusions. For me, moving colors around on the canvas to create visual imagery is both a therapeutic act of self-realization and a journey towards discovering new meaning and perspective on what it means to be human. The inspiration for my concepts are a sort of visual symbolism distilled from dreams, emotions, moments, and artifacts that surround me. I often dig into unknowns, letting curiosity guide me.
My art has been described as surreal, dark, visionary, brightly colored and impressionistic, I call it bohemian surrealism, as it trends outside of the norms, not really fitting neatly into any particular category.
I've been drawing and painting since I was a child and knew I wanted to be an artist from as young as I can recall. I did not attend art school, and I am mostly self-taught. Although, I did work among several artists at Matlacha Art gallery right out of high school. Known today as Lovegrove gallery and gardens, I lend my impressionistic style and bright color pallet to my time working in this magical place created by Leoma Lovegrove. I work primarily with Heavy Body Acrylic paints, frequently using Nova neons and UV Reactive Glo-paints within my pallet.