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.

OutrageCradled, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 32 x 44Pressure #2, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 32 x 44Bound, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 44 x 32Pressure, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 32 x 44Impetus, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 32 x 44Crossed Arms, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Seated Woman, II- Oil on Canvas 28" x 34"Seated Woman, I- Oil on Canvas 28" x 40"Slab, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Unraveling - Oil on Canvas 28" x 28"Propped, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Leaning, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Elbows, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x15Crossed Arms #2, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Back Flesh, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Tethered Hands, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Lost, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Female Torso, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Seated Legs II, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Leaning Forward, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Female Torso (Red), Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Exhausted, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 44Reclining, Charcoal on Rives BFK, 22 x 30Push, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Conflagration- Oil on Canvas 28" x 30"Boots, Charcoal and Ink on Rives BFK, 22 x 30Ahab- Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"Man with Tower- Oil on Canvas 60" x 36"