ARTIST STATEMENT

Working primarily in colored pencils I create contemporary realism works featuring a straightforward approach to representational art. Observing closely, I have a desire to capture and portray the “real” and not the “ideal.”

Coming from a background in art direction, graphic design and illustration, I make use of dramatic lighting, strong composition and a full range of values. Working from dark to light with a process of applying 10-30 layers of color, I can produce a bold and vibrant painterly effect.