My goal as an artist is to elicit an emotional reaction and provoke the mind to an end of upliftment or personal growth. I strive in my work to push the energy of the subject using sweeping movement, texture, bold color, graphic and sometimes modeled elements. The subject may be anything that catches my eye to a place I've been or a thought or idea I'd like to convey usually spiritual in nature.
I layer paint and will rinse, blot, drip, scrape and scrub to create texture and the illusion of age or depth. I use brushes of all size, pallet knives and various items in applying paint. Some of my latest pieces on paper I strive to use the texture of the paper and the white spaces, they are simple, more graphic.
I was trained as a child in art principles by my artist parents, pursued art throughout primary and secondary school. I attended Oakland Community College, U of M Dearborn and graduated from Madonna University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts (painting), with a strong background in art history.
Besides showing my work whenever I could I worked in advertising 10 years, taught art grades K thru grade 9, painted blue jeans for a major department store, designed mens ties, bought and sold antiquarian prints and primitive folk art.
City Appointment, Council for the arts in Farmington, Farmington Hills
Many Artistic donations