Welcome viewers and art collectors! My mixed media work begins with research into late 19th and mid-20th century black and white photographs. I typically paint from those photographs using charcoal, oil, and encaustic, or alter them digitally before painting onto them with the same materials. This results in a body of work that is intricate and highly layered due to the multitude of steps and mediums I use. This process and mixture of mediums speak to the complexity of human nature and ontology as well as the many layers of the human story. Enjoy the stories!
I am a painter who paints daily out of my studios in Denver and Aspen, Colorado, and I love the opportunity to interact with art enthusiasts. I also curate a community-based art show here in Denver called Yard Art Contemporary. Drop me a note for more information.
My work focuses on the human story.
Since I was a child, I have been interested in themes of human migration, adaptation and cultural preservation. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley studying ancient history and art history, and continue to explore characters who bring an interesting back story, or use my imagination to bring their historical past to light.
Listen to me on Tenet Podcast
A lively discussion withTenet PodcastPierson and Wes Brown where we discuss life and art. You'll learn a few things about me didn't know and how I became and artist.
A story in Colorado Homes and Landcoloradohomesmag.com
Here is a 2021 interview with Colorado Homes and Land. The editor of this magazine was a friend and is now my art dealer. It was such a pleasure to work on this with her staff.
That's What He Said, She SaidRed Brick video
A discussion with Michael Dowling about our joint solo show in 2021 at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, CO where we discuss the mentor/mentee relationship and our work together.