I have long found inspiration in the everyday. Intrigue and beauty in the nooks and crannies of ordinary life pulling stories out from overlooked places and offbeat characters. The well-worn face is what moves me. Their stories may seem small, but for me they are stories worth painting.
More psychological profile than portrait, my interest is not in painting an exact representation, but rather my interpretation of the persona, painted in a raw, stripped down style on found wood. Wood is an important component of my work as it’s texture is representative of these particular weathered people. As the wood matures the depth of the character only becomes more enhanced and the story more revealing. I use my fingers to work the paint into the grooves of the wood.
Memory also plays an important role in my work as I’m interested in how we process memories of the forgotten. The paintings are designed to evoke memories of people from our past that have long since faded. A family member, a teacher from grade school, an old friend. It all started for me as a therapist in a locked state psychiatric facility where I was moved by the patients who had been written off and forgotten, yet still had incredible stories to tell.
2020 Group Show New York City, MVVO Art Show
2020 Group Show San Francisco San Francisco Art Fair
2019 Group Show New York City, Digital MVVO Art Show
2019 Group Show, Los Angeles Art Show at LA Convention Center
2019 Accepted, RAW Art Show, San Francisco
2018 Group Show, Sotheby's NYC MVVO Art Show
2018 Accepted, stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, CA
2018 Group Show, BG Art Gallery, Oval,
2017 Accepted, Saatchi The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn
2017 Solo Show, Wine Kitchen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Solo Show, First Person Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Solo Show, Small Stories, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA
2015 Group Show Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Solo Show, Spring Street Studios, New York, NY
Group Show, Dutfield Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show The Copley Society, Boston, MA
Publication, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 18 .