In my work I use strong shape, line, and color. I want the imagery to be vivid in an attempt to evoke a passionate response in the viewer. The concept for each piece is conjured up from strong emotional responses to both internal and external stimuli. It can be born out of a dream, from a reaction to a photograph, a life experience, or from a desire to capture a particular feeling or physical act. I attempt to convey these emotions by using a multitude of mediums, textures, surface materials, and reference material. I start each piece by layering in as much of he imagery and emotion I feel, see, or remember quickly and with little attention to keeping the imagery instantly recognizable. Through a process of reduction and addition I strip away and layer over existing elements, add strong representational imagery, and then reduce and layer again. Often I repeat the same image over and over using repetition to create a sense of movement and depth while giving weight to the subject.
I am a Denver based artist who recieved his BFA in graphic design from Kansas State University in 1998. Moving to Chicago after college I worked for twelve years as the senior designer for a nationwide engineering firm before liberating myself from the corporate world and moving with my wife to Denver to focus on painting.