Portfolio > Paintings

Artists Statement

Emotions can strongly be prompted by a place. My strongest influences are my immediate environment, life experiences, and the way my mind interprets this information. I work both in the studio and in the landscape researching a wide range of physical and emotional experiences. I am interested in cinematic scenes, with a strong sense of impending drama. The surface becomes visually captivating and eerily mysterious at the same time. My artistic language applied to slightly isolated yet familiar landscapes allows the viewer to transcend a common place to make the insignificant significant. Every paint stroke harbors intent, yet I try to create with abandonment. Though the process of addition and subtraction the viewer is hopefully left with fragments of memories suspended in time. The figures in the work are losing control of what is real and what is imagined, while still being present in their own reality.

I have reached a point in my painting where I feel comfortable with my working method. I am in control of the paint, and able to “play” with compositional elements. In my landscape work, I attempt to remain true to the prairie, manipulating the materials in ways that will express the movement of light and shadow, with the clouds blossoming across the sky. In the studio, I look for new ways to combine stylistic qualities, pushing the composition in new directions in order to express ideas.

"My Fathers Escape" is the view from my parents front porch. My father often sits out there and watches the sunset.
Gouache on watercolor paper
5 x 9
2016
"I think We're Alone Now" was a large painting focusing on The Milky Way. I was inspired by long expose and time-lapse photos.
Acrylic o Panel
72 x 91
2015
And We'll All Float On
acrylic
48 x 40 inch
2012
The Great Motor Lodge
oil on panel
34 x 48 inch
2012
What I Would Rather Be Doing.
Oil on canvas
16 x 36 inch
2014
The Convenience of Sleep
Oil on panel
48 x 96 inch
2013
gnome, gnome painting, painting, art, awesome, woods, woodland, elf, glow worm, purple, red, trees, forest, forest people, forest ranger, great art, thick paint, great shit
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 inch
2013
lawn chair, christmas lights. red lights x mas lights, chair, night, awesome, from life, still life
oil on panel
44 x 36
2013
Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk
Oil on canvas
26 x 36 inch
2013
Pork Chops
oil on canvas
12 x 14.5 inch
2013
Drawn To The Light
oil on canvas
15 x 9 inch
2013
A Flash of the Future, Past or Present
acrylic on panel
66 x 36 inch
2012
Brain Stew
oil on panel
17.5 x 10 inch
2012
Masturbation Levitation
acrylic on collaged panel
66 x 36
2012
Telecommunications Breakdown
acrylic on collaged panel
48 x 40 inch
2012
Disilsioned Reality
oil on panel
66 x 36 inch
2012
Yocemento Kind of Day
Oil on panel
26 x 18 inch
2012
Night Spotting
oil on collaged panel
40 x 48 inch
2012
Seeing Double, & Feeling Single
oil on canvas
53 x 70 inch
2013
Fire At The Market
Oil
40 x 34 inch
2012
Projecting Yourself
Oil on canvas
2013
Some What Based On a True Story
oil on panel
24 x 18 inch
2013
Milk Straight From the Source
Oil on panel
48 x 40 inch
2013
Heavy Things Falling Down On Me
oil on panel
12 x 12 inch
2012
Motor Inn Mumbo Jumbo
oil on panel
12 x 12 inch
2012
Pondering the Flavor
oil on panel
24 x 19 inch
2012
Mr. Matt Detherage
oil on panel
30 x 36 inch
2013
The Rise
oil on canvas
70 x 60 inch
2012