Full Artist's statement
I think of my oil painting as an exercise in abstracting physical forms to offer viewers a fresh perspective of the subject. Through the use of color, brush stroke, and texture I design different ways to recognizably recreate the physical mass on a two dimensional plane. It is in my creative abstraction of color, scale and texture that my painting elevates a subject’s complexity and highlight different avenues for a viewer to explore.
From a distance a detail may look like a seamless color field, yet, up close it transforms into a moving swirl of hues. Paintings viewed from the side often reveal textures hidden head-on. Subjects that may appear dull through photography can be revived through the creative interpretation of a painting. It is in these deliberate decisions that I offer a unique take on my subjects.