Subject Tags: colorful abstract collage, colorful abstract art, original oil painting, modern abstract expressionism, modern abstract contemporary, abstract art, abstract mixed media, mixed media art, mixed media
Size: 36"W x 48"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I created this work out of a love for the gritty parts of American I have traveled to that are outside of the well laid out chain environments that increasingly fill up the corners where these places, fields or forests once inhabited. Highly textured mixed media piece created with vintage empherma and oil paint. Fantastic color plays aided by mixed media elements to create an energetic and contemporary feel. Palette knife piece with plenty of thick impasto passages and sgrafitto. Professional collected artist. Thick gallery wrap canvas, side painted, wired and ready to hang.
Bio My mental association with something: a place, the angle of the sun in a memory, stories when there is nothing else left of their subjects, is my departure point when creating my work. I learn much about my association with the context during the process and I get a sense of resolution in this. I receive immense gratification knowing that I have animated what is lifeless into a boisterous celebration of energy and life or a hauntingly elegant study in subtlety. Dimensionally rich in layers and textures, and held together by articulate color plays, I create pieces that beg intimate investigation, and reward again and again upon repeated visitations. My work has been published in a book featuring international artists. I hold a BA in fine arts, am internationally collected, as well as in many many private collections in the United States.