I paint powerful and expressive figures that would feel at home in both the ancient and contemporary world. I have developed a style that is rooted in the passions of antiquity, while being refreshing and raw in its modernity. My figures are like relics from a more heroic time. They might be fragmented and mysterious, but the strength is universal.
Through years of studying the human form - formally and informally - I am able to craft works of immediacy that display a balance of precise control and gestural abandon. Through that appreciation of the figure, I create works devoid of ornamentation and pretense. Rather than a visually busy piece, they are simple and direct. Minimal, yet compelling.
My work brings with it a bold and heroic presence - an experience best appreciated in person - asserting the primal yet divine nature of mankind, the potent and strange force of humanity.
Figurative art has always been a part of my life. Before I could read the words on the page, I was immersed in the dynamic figures of comic book art, learning the unique language of the body. At Fairmont State where I hold a bachelors in Fine Arts, I began to work from life models and pore over books of art under the guidance of acclaimed painter Lynn Boggess. In life drawing class, I met my future wife, the painter Lauren Adams, and our mutual love of art has taken us on many trips together to see timeless figurative art.
My work has been shown in numerous competitions and exhibitions. You can find it featured on numerous art and design blogs and in the homes of collectors around the world.
See my official CV and Artist Statement here.