My favorite artwork is that which is inspired by nature, by organic textures, shapes, and forms. We try to achieve a balance in a painting. A balance that is already perfect in something like the organic crevasse cutting through a mountain ridge, or the foliage sprinkled over a hillside by some master painter; whoever/whatever created this world. In these natural things there is a line quality impossible to match, a balance of color impossible to recreate in all of its precision.
We cannot recreate something as perfect as the organic textures in the roots a chestnut tree in its crazy intricacy, but artists still try. There is no reason to recreate this nature, but instead we must learn from it, interpreting it as justly and as soulfully as possible, refracting the reality to reveal the image in a new light that comes from within.
There is a basic humility out there that we must try to hold on to.
I am a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, and I've lived in Brooklyn for the past six years. I have been making a living as a mural painter/ decorative painter, while making personal work which I sell. I am currently looking for galleries to show my most recent series of work.