Artist Statement

For me, this balance begins in the creation process by layering non-controllable paint applications like pouring and dripping with more controllable techniques such as using hand cut stencils or classical oil applications. Balance is also mirrored in the mediums used to create my paintings. Shellac, polyurethane, and spray paint create chaos; while acrylic, ink, and oil paint create order. As the painting creation progresses and a dialog between the painting and myself is established, I coax (but not dictate) the imagery to communicate dualities of triumph vs. tragedy, light vs. darkness, and most importantly order vs. chaos.

Communication No.1

October 7, 2015

Anfractuous no. 6

August 8, 2015

Growth No. 2

December 17, 2014

Growth No. 5

October 26, 2014


August 31, 2014


July 12, 2014


January 9, 2014

(Telamonian) Ajax

January 3, 2014


February 3, 2013

Leap of Faith

February 3, 2013


February 3, 2013

Up and Down (triptych)

February 3, 2013


February 3, 2013


February 3, 2013


February 3, 2013

Golden Arches

February 3, 2013