Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
One of the first few pieces that was created after my move to Boston, this piece drew on both old and new ideas. The ideas with a past are those related to the three-dimensional forms that had maintained a strong presence in larger works completed in the early 2000's. The fresh elements emerged due to new surroundings that reflect my current home in a number of ways. The work took a more geometric turn in response to the prevalence of the urban environment; although, it did not loose the energy of the city and the organic essence of form that is so able to feed off such wonderful turbulence. The lighter palette also mirrored the harsh New England winter in which the painting was created. In addition to these developments, the minor areas incorporating sand as a textural element appeared, foreshadowing another medium that I plan to explore further in future works.
Thank you for visiting my portfolio. My formal training in the arts includes earning a Master's in Art Education from Lander University and a BFA in Studio Art along with a minor in Philosophy from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I regularly exhibits paintings and prints throughout the New England and Southeastern regions in addition to composing and publishing original musical compositions. My passions also include writing and poetry as well. My initial collection of poems, Nouveau Memento Mori, was self-published. The second volume, Tithing All the Candor, was released by Wintergoose Publishing. Recent publications that have featured my writing and paintings include Penny Ante Feud, Nefarious Ballerina, Black Heart Magazine, and Fine Lines Publications. I am formally an Adjunct Professor of Art History at Piedmont Technical College. Now residing in Boston, MA, I am producing artwork, pursuing independent writing, and teaching at Medford High School.