Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2008
Ready to Hang
There is a new U.S. National Mammal and it is... the AMERICAN BISON! This painting was among my very first explorations into using fluid acrylics to create movement and energy within my paintings. Not your traditional and natural buffalo colors, but I'm not much of a traditionalist painter. Times have changed for the bison and thankfully they are making a comeback. Celebrate it by showing off this contemporary styled National Mammal painting to your friends! This piece is heavily textured and the painting extends around the gallery-wrapped edges, unframed.
Oh! Now I see it! -- my favorite reaction of viewers of my art. Using a combination of painting and drawing techniques, I brush, spatter, splash, scrape, and scribble a plain white canvas into a symphony of color. With my hyper-expressive techniques, I try to put you in touch with the energy within my subjects, which could be a musician filling the air with a melody or a herd of wild mustangs thundering down a hillside. Many of my clients have noticed that my personal style has evolved from a loose realism into what resembles a combination of the techniques of my two favorite artists, one from post-impressionism and the other from abstract expressionism. I like to call the style, Vincent van Pollock. I am a native Texan and live in the Dallas area. My formal art training took place in Austin, Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas. Other interests of mine are playing and singing Bluegrass music, and songwriting.