About the Artist
My artwork is grounded in my background of graphic design. through the drawing and painting process, I am pushing myself to become a better artist and designer. The primary theme in my artwork is focused on the relationship between graphic design and painting.
In graphic design as well as drawing and painting, I enjoy the intuitive nature of decision making that is grounded in the principles of design, such as composition, color, repetition, etc. Drawing and painting has challenged me to let go of the control that typically occurs in my design work. In an act of intentional departure from the calculated decision-making of graphic design, I am allowing spontaneity and improvisation take hold of various mediums such as ink, oil, acrylic, and spray paint.
One of the similarities I’ve noticed between my graphic design and painting portfolios is an inherent desire to create work that holds visual power, frequently using a bright, bold, and a highly expressive approach. The forms and compositions flow from my consciousness with inherent qualities of raw, distinctive lines matched with aggressive color.