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I am a contemporary artist who is known by the nom de plume of "solo." In my art, I strive to capture evocative emotions and the physical beauty of texture, form and light. I live and work in the vibrant southeastern U.S. art mecca of Asheville, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
Ancient Egyptians Meet The Digital Age
I use a blend of modern and ancient creative processes in my work. Having worked in traditional mediums for many years, I began experimenting with the limitless possibilities of painting digitally as the technology became creatively viable on a professional level. I find that the flexibility and non-destructive nature of sketching and painting digitally makes the process of exploring ideas nearly infinite and extremely liberating as I create. I combine my digital work with time-honored traditional mediums, specifically oil colors and encaustic wax paints. I make all of my wax paints and painting medium myself by hand, which I consider an enjoyable and crucial element in the alchemy of my creative process.
Combining new world tools with old, traditional painting disciplines satisfies both sides of my artistic nature; My love of emerging creative technology, and the tactile luminosity of encaustic wax painting techniques that date back to the ancient Egyptians. I am constantly experimenting with new ways to visually represent my ideas that stem from the inspiration the world shows me every day.
Gallery quality giclée prints of my work on heavyweight, 100% cotton rag, acid free paper printed with lifetime archival inks, available at the "buy prints" link in the left column of this page.
For pricing and availability of originals please contact me using the form to the left here.
Thank you. - solo