Illustrator, Painter, Writer
A native of North Carolina, I’ve spent most of my adult life living and working in New York City. Living in an environment like New York it’s nearly impossible to not be influenced by the city’s diverse creative energy and after a time I was inspired to explore my own creative nature. For the last 15 years I’ve been writing, creating poetry, and experimenting with various traditional and non-traditional visual art forms, including working with oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen, ink, and colored pencil.
My series of works have included Cocktails, Portraits, Marilyn Monroe, and most recently I have participated in Popademic and Portraits of POP. However, one of my favorites is the Abstract Geometry series, which was inspired by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Frank Lloyd Wright and Joan Miro. I have always been attracted to shapes, symmetry, and the relationship between random objects and lines that come together to form complex structures. I typically have no set idea before I begin an abstract piece. For me the creation the work is a meditative process and the creations seem to build themselves as I go, hence the term “Abstract” Geometry. This is an ongoing series and because of my affinity for it you’ll see obvious references to the styling throughout all of my work.
Each unique work of art is created by me with the desire that it will bring enjoyment and a little magic to those who view and collect them. It is my hope that those who encounter my artwork will enjoy the view of the world through my eyes.