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I have a particular love for the human figure and the endless array of emotions we humans are capable of. Emotion is life and in my art I strive to capture those evocative emotions and the physical beauty of form and light. I live and work in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
I use a blend of modern and old world creative processes in my work. Having worked in traditional mediums for many years, I began experimenting with the limitless possibilities of painting digitally. Although digital painting is somewhat disrespected by art purists, I find that the flexibility and non-destructive nature of sketching and painting rough color studies digitally makes the process of exploring ideas nearly infinite and extremely liberating as I create.
Like the old masters, I work from models. Rather than long, arduous sittings with a live subject, I use a combination of multiple images captured from video or photographic reference that I shoot myself whenever possible. Combining the new world with the old traditional painting process, my digital underpainting is transferred to canvas or paper and completed using traditional mediums like acrylics or oils and other mixed media (ink, graphite, pastel, charcoal, wax, etc.) The digitally painted foundation provides an underlying geometry that guides the strokes of my hand as I add texture, color and depth with traditional materials. I am constantly experimenting with new ways to visually represent the inspiration that the world shows me every day.
Gallery quality giclée prints 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