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.

Tethered Hands, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Crossed Arms, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Propped, 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 22Holding, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Back Flesh, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Back Flesh #2, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Slab, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 30 x 22Push, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Male Back, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Lost, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Female Torso, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Female Back, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Seated Legs I, 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 30Distance, Charcoal on Canson Editions, 22 x 30Unraveling II, Charcoal and Pastel on Canson Editions, 15 x 22Untitled with orange line, Charcoal and Pastel on Rives BFK, 22 x 30Distracted, Charcoal and Pastel on Rives BFK, 22 x 30Boots, Charcoal and Ink on Rives BFK, 22 x 30