About my work:
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I paint powerful and expressive figures that would feel at home in both the ancient and contemporary world. My style is rooted in the passions of antiquity, while being refreshing and raw in its modernity. My figures are relics from a more heroic time - fragmented and mysterious.
Energy and vitality are dear to me, so I craft works of immediacy that display a balance of precise control and gestural abandon. Devoid of ornamentation, they are instead simple and spontaneous; minimal, yet compelling.
My work brings with it a bold and heroic presence, a one-of-a-kind and unique experience. Similarly, I feel honored to be a part of the age old tradition of figurative art. Collectors of my work partake in that venerated tradition as well. They too celebrate the primal yet divine nature of mankind, the potent and strange force of humanity.
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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, and was featured in Drawn From Life: Tips and Tricks for Contemporary Life Drawing by Helen Birch. You can find my work featured on art and design blogs and in the homes of collectors around the world.
See my official CV and Artist Statement here.