I recently settled on some keywords for my work, so I will begin this edition of my statement with the following
Painting. Illustration. Expressionism. Pop Art. Modern. Realism and, occasionally, a bit of Abstraction.
And while grumbling about writing my statement again, I have had an insight regarding my work.
So here we go…
How do we, as people of differing backgrounds, cultures, and experiences interact with each other Are we different people in a crowd than when alone How do we fit in or stand out where we find ourselves at any given moment
My current work centers on my consideration of how we respond to each other, the stories that develop between us and around us, and how our collective stories reflect on and influence us individually. How do our stories bounce off each other and combine to create new stories. My paintings are illustrations of the scenes that I encounter during my travels abroad and in daily life so, some scenes are more sweeping than others.
Stories can come from anywhere, and there’s no predicting what they’ll reveal. Body language, movement, color, contrast combine to illustrate my scenes of interaction between people and within environments. The excitement of being a part of something as unifying as a protest, the sense of adventure that comes from starting out with no particular destination, intimate moments with those we love and those we discover in the big events and seemingly ordinary moments of everyday life.
What causes us to laugh together, wonder at together, sadden us together, causes us to become lost and find our way together, what we ultimately all live with together inspire me and are where the scenes that I illustrate come from.
And what’s next More travels, more adventures, more stories, more pictures, more work…..
Back in January 2020 with a new edition of my artist statement.