I am a self-taught artist. I live and work in Portland Oregon. I began painting in the summer of 2015, and soon discovered that I have deep passion for creating abstract art. My paintings are a combination of all the visual elements I love the most. Beautiful colors, interesting lines, shapes, patterns and marks as well as rich textures.
I begin my paintings by building up layers. I play hide-and-seek with many of my marks and colors, bringing them out, and covering them up, keeping the work random and unexpected. I paint, draw, scrape, sand and collage until I begin to see an interesting, or beautiful composition taking shape. My intent is a somewhat distressed looking patina and texture, giving the work an aged look. A sense of history and imperfection. It is usually at this later stage that the title, or name comes to me. I then put on the finishing touches with a few purposeful marks, paint strokes or collage elements to define the composition.
My Paintings are signed and titled on the back. The canvas and wood paneled paintings are wired and ready to hang. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Current Gallery Representation. Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland OR and Bluestone Fine art, Philadelphia PA.