Fine art painter based in Los Angeles with 20+ years of art making experience. Focused on highly textured, predominantly single color, abstract paintings that use a range of non-traditional materials. These materials include modeling clay, foam clay, glue gloss, and different types of shimmer. My images are inspired by the shimmer on the ocean when the sun is shining, by nature, by emotions and music. My artwork is also influenced by the great works of Anselm Kiefer, Matisse, and Vincent van Gogh.
Art isn’t something I do; It’s an identity.
My latest work is a play with maximalism using a minimalist color pallet. It incorporates sculptural elements onto canvas using clay, creating a dialog between sculpture, painting, and texture.
Every painting of this series starts as black canvas, then I create shapes and images using colored clay, then seal the clay using a gloss glue. That's then covered with white, unbleached titanium, gold, and silver paint. And finally I add the shimmer. the shimmer represents the shimmer that can be seen over the ocean when the sun is out. I purposely create artwork that cannot be created on a computer or replicated, so every piece is a one-of-a-kind original.
My artwork has featured in gallery group shows, Sierra Madre Art Fair, Art Palm Springs, Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, and a solo exhibit at Brittany Davis Gallery in Ojai. I am currently a continuing member of the Los Angeles Artists Associations (LAAA).