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It is all about control...

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.

 

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I am proud to be an INDEPENDENT painter, illustrator, designer and art educator living and working in Patchogue, New York. When you purchase artwork through my website, you are dealing directly with me...the artist.