Subject Tags: nature, palette knife painting, textured painting, abstract animals, baby elephant, elephant painting, multicolor, male portrait, abstract art, abstract expressionism, modern art, fantasy art, colorful abstract, figurative, raw painting, surrealistic portrait, abstract faces
Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.8"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Elephants are an endangered species (so are humans, but that's for another painting!). These majestic animals remind us of peace, beauty, nature, and a quiet sense of what's right with the world. Hopefully, this paintings helps to remind you that all is not lost. It was painted with a palette knife, so there is obvious texture - and it's that and the color that gives it character. It was painted with emotion rather than technical precision - which is just how I like to do it.
Welcome to my wacky and colorful world. I'm a self-taught Long Beach, California-based artist who's been a fan of art most of my life. I've developed much of my style by combining elements I've admired in paintings while visiting galleries across the country. You can say I was a "wandering minstrel" throughout the galleries of the U.S.. Color, texture, and psychological dimension are probably the three main components of my work. I'm most satisfied when someone connects emotionally to one of my paintings. I love that because it's really about suspending time and space while observing - that momentary escape we feel when relating to something on an intimate level that only we, as individuals, understand. While I do have intentions for some pieces, much of my work is open-ended so that the observer uses their own psychology to fill in the blanks. What's most fascinating to me is what people tell me they see in my paintings - stuff I never thought of! I'm a happily independent artist, won some awards, been in several art publications and galleries. However, the only thing I care about is you - and your art experience. Finally, music is another passion - I write songs and play guitar in "The 11th Floor Band."