From the get go, I was marked as “the kid in class who could draw the best.” Because I struggled academically, there seemed no choice but to pursue art in college.
Twenty years later, I tried to get a Washington DC gallery to represent my work, but they said I was “all over the place” in subject matter and media. In essence, I didn’t have a theme that was marketable.
But I do have a theme – “all over the place.” I’m a restless experimenter. Perhaps not worthy of a gallery, my works on paper, if nothing else, make an appetizing website menu item.
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The incredible structures at Taos Pueblo gave me the inspiration to dig into a Cubist-style depiction with this charcoal abstract.
More Cubist-style breakdown, this time of the rock formations I encountered while traveling through Arches National Park in Utah.
After the “Fins” study done in black and white, I went to color.
An even further breakdown of the southwest landscape.
My palette of black pigments inspired me to create another painting, this high contrast graphic composition achieved with inks.
My fascination with musicians carried over from individuals to orchestras, best captured in a limited number or color inks.
Basically, a study juxtaposing a timeless structure with the fleeting.
One of my first forays into using markers, capturing a frozen moment in time between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Moving on to a more photorealistic approach with markers.
One of my first satisfying portraits, thanks to a great art teacher, and a classmate who chose to model one day in my high school art class.