My work deals with controlling emotions: Forcing a smile, face surface vs dark underbellies and controlling one’s situation at all cost. Each piece I create shoves the landscape into individual and discernible shapes and forces colors to commit to their given placement on the canvas. The paintings appear whimsical and bright with a tension to them. I am a bit of a control freak and struggle with trying to simplify while maintaining control. My older work had a tighter grip on shapes and colors but as my work has progressed, the colors and lines have loosened as I have learned to let go little by little.
I also like to explore singular and personal moments in time. These are the fleeting moments that pass in a split second: The way the wind shifts the leaves at a specific time, the sun on the water, the passing annoyances, the quickly changing moments of life. Time cannot be manipulated or stopped and therefore, my work freezes the moment in a very personal and controlled way.
I am a painter, illustrator, designer and art instructor living and working in Patchogue, New York. When you purchase artwork through my website, you are dealing directly with me...the artist.