Subject Tags: layered, textured, reds, redheads, dysfunction, marriage, red and yellow, emotions, emotional state, contemporary art, modern art, mother and child, parents, figurative art, expressionistic, abstract art, relationships, red woman, woman painter, nude woman, two women
Size: 18"W x 22"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2011
Ready to Hang
This early work depicts a person who has loved someone (a parent, friend, husband, or wife) who sucks up all the oxygen in the room year after year after year until the emotional burden of trying to support them is unbearable (and unhealthy). The red woman in this image is on the verge of busting out and away, and the redhead seems oblivious! It's a complex situation, simultaneously sad and beautiful. Those who have felt this may understand. This piece is a reminder that you can't keep it up.
This piece comes with a signed copy of one of my four novels.
I’m an entrepreneur, quality management/assurance consultant to the Fortune 500, an artist, writer, and professional speaker. I have degrees in biological sciences and quality systems engineering. I’m the author of five books, and my art has been represented and shown by galleries in key US markets and abroad. My technical and creative accomplishments may seem unrelated at first glance but they all draw from my ability to utilize both sides of my brain to quickly find connecting dots in chaotic scenarios, both situational and visual. I grew up in an emotional mess and survived by actively searching out “dots” I could connect and use to move forward. I ultimately succeeded through a combination of grit, determination, and risk-taking balanced by logic and creativity. Now, I continue to search for beauty, logic, and meaning in chaotic situations and images. This focus coupled with my education and experience informs my ability to design creatively (painting and writing) as well as on a process level (quality systems) as applied to both the corporate world and life in general. My paintings are generally a blend of acrylic, ink, and pastel. I use my fingers for the majority of the work. I work intuitively with a focus on color and composition. Galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, California, Louisiana, Italy, and Central America have represented and shown my work. It has been acquired by two Italian museums.