Subject Tags: explorer, journey man, traveler, bold colors, instense, gazing, pink, magenta, smokey, celebrity portrait, expressionism, musician, burning, punk rock, legend, icon, london, rock and roll, rock star, the clash, joe strummer, oil painting, portrait
Size: 24"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Oil painting portrait of rock icon Joe Strummer
I am a classically trained fine artist and illustrator who specializes in painting and drawing. My work is heavily influenced by a wide spectrum of artists from Cezanne, Giacometti, Chagall to James Jean and David Choe. Being a fairly regular world traveller, my work is also influenced by different cultures and societies around the world. Having taken inspiration from so many different places, my work can best be described as modern expressionism with taste of surrealism and abstraction. The majority of my work is completed using oil paint, pen and ink and graphite. However, I also use whatever the piece requires, even if that means pastels, colored pencils, brush markers, tea, coffee or whatever I have laying around. In addition to the physical materials, I will also enhance the pieces digitally (if needed) primarily using Photoshop. I spent the majority of my schooling at the Art Institute of Boston (now the Lesley University School of Art and Design) as well as at the Marchutz Art School in Aix-en-Provence, France. Recently, my work was part of an ad campaign for 'Conan Without Borders' which was an episode of Conan O'Brien's show that was filmed in Mexico City with a Mexican crew.