Photography, Oil Painting
I am a self-taught photographer/ painter born in Indianapolis, Indiana and now currently living in Boulder, Colorado. I would consider my unique creative style to be a contemporary form of expressionism.
The art I create whether it be paintings or edited photographs comes from the unconscious.
It is created from a flow of energy that comes out and through my being. I incorporate the emotions I am feeling during the time of creation and try to provoke a sense of bliss/meditation for the viewer. A theme that surrounds my art and has intrigued my imagination since I started creating was the idea of “enlightenment”. What that term represents and how humanity is in a constant struggle to try and achieve this transcendental state. The pieces I have created are truly one with my being. My thoughts and feelings are exposed for the audience to interpret.
My art started with simple photo editing at Indiana University and has blossomed into much more. My goal was to combine the emotional aspect of color with photography. Combining painting with photos.
As an artist, I feel it is important to be able to accurately illustrate your emotions onto a visual surface. Just like with music it is how the viewer/listener is connected with the artist.
I just started painting with oils a month ago so I am relatively new to this medium. I would consider my style to be a contemporary form of abstract expressionism.
My paintings incorporate symbolism to represent my emotions and feelings about the world in its current form.