My figurative work lives in the space between direct figurative observation and abstract expressionism. 

These works address the act of painting/drawing and making marks, of looking closely at the body and finding within this close observation something fundamental.  Through oil paint, charcoal and erasure lines, through addition and subtraction, I depict the physicality of the human form and the inherent emotions involved with this subject.  Somewhere between aggressive expression and delicate sensitivity, these works attempt to look forward and backward at the same time. 

 

Through these works I explore the space between beauty and the expectations of beauty with the unsettling transition into visual chaos.  Sometimes beautiful and sometimes grotesque, this is my contribution to the oldest subject in art.

Rally- Oil on Canvas 72" x 72"Conflagration- Oil on Canvas 28" x 30"Seated Woman, I- Oil on Canvas 28" x 40"Seated Woman, II- Oil on Canvas 28" x 34"Unraveling - Oil on Canvas 28" x 28"Ahab- Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"Fat Man with Redwing Blackbird- Oil on Canvas 36" x 36"Fat Man with Redwing Blackbird Stowed- Oil on Canvas 48" x 48"Listen- Oil on Canvas 17.5" x 28"Caped Man with a Hoe- Oil on Canvas 60" x 36"Man with Tower- Oil on Canvas 60" x 36"Man with a Tree- Oil on Canvas 24" x 24"Woman Traveling with a Bird- Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"Listen #3- Oil on Panel 24" x 18"Listen #2- Oil on Canvas 15" x 21"Lavender Mist- Oil on Canvas 60" x 36"