Aurora Ave

 

 

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Artist Statement

Drawing has been my lifelong companion and the foundation of my Figurative and Portraiture oil painting.  My procedure is simple: I quickly capture the likeness, rhythm and vitality of the subject; the painting process follows to create an atmosphere for the composition.  The palette I use tends to be primary colors in high key applied in a pure, flat style.  My art is created in a semi-photo-realist manner with a dash of pop art.  I love faces, and often choose to paint people who convey attitude, sometimes eccentricity.  Recreating what I see - to glorify the authentic person in a particular moment in time - gives me enormous joy.  If the viewer becomes engaged, that's a bonus.