SOmebody once said about my paintings. "I could've done that." i replied, "but you didn't and i did. now you can't because i did and that would be copying."
I create textural art pieces which incorporate representational form with the printed word. In essence, the visual and written symbols merge to create a unique aesthetic language that is both provocative and whimsical. My multiple-image pieces, with images ranging from polka dots to popular culture, evoke emotions and memories in the view. The combination of images tells a story and provokes a personal exchange between the art and the audience.
IN THE STUDIO
I come from a humble upbringing in the country. After graduating somewhere in the middle of my high school class, I left the countryside to attended Beaver College (Arcadia University). Graduated with a graphic design degree after the painting professor told me there was no hope in being a professional painter. Fast forward 25 years, married, three kids, I quit my corporate gig 16 years ago and I haven’t looked back.
I paint using things that already exist, this is what feels true to me. I need to reflect on culture, past and present, as an arbiter of interpretation. Others have created and have only touched on, merely scratched the surface. I then explore the subtle nuances of language and life. I need to explore, as I begin to paint, I let my mind wander into a free association. I define my work with compositions, which are provocative and whimsical. It is my intent to propel the viewer into scenes of seemingly unrelated subjects, contained within a captivating and complex sonatas. The simultaneous expressions are pop and edgy, esoteric and direct, unrelated and curiously similar, creating a visual language of paradox and juxtaposition.
My paintings have been on the hit tv show Friends and Oprah. I have shown both nationally and internationally, in New York, Chicago, Miami and Switzerland. Museum collections include the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta and the Lancaster Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. I've been the recipient of the prestigious Philadelphia Museum Purchase Award and have received many fellowships and grants. Some of my public projects include work for SEPTA (Philadlephia transit Authority) PRIET and Main Line Health. My work can be seen in local watering holes such as Iron Hill Brewery, and galleries in the US and abroad.
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Fine art giclee prints digitally capture the original work photographed by a professional photographer. They are printed on heavyweight canvas using archival inks, and museum gallery wrapped on 1.5" stretcher bars. Fine art prints are a textured 100% acid free, heavyweight, white paper. Ready for matting and framing of your choice. Art prints are shipped direct to the client from the Print Company in Austin Texas.