I am a self-taught painter originally from Santa Barbara now residing in Ojai California with my wife and two children. I tend to oscillate between abstracted landscapes and the figure. The main theme present through out all my work is that of passing of time and how it affects this temporary space we all occupy.  Everything that makes up our world is in a constant state of flux - ever changing.  This finite amount of time defines and gives meaning to true beauty.
The landscapes are inspired by fleeting moments and layered memories. A culmination of mental snapshots and the residual feelings left behind.  My figurative work embraces the construction/deconstruction process. While I set out to break down the figure it is important to retain the human spirit. The figures in my work are intended to be anyone and everyone yet I hope balance that ambiguity with human emotion.  One ever present theme is the struggle and burden of being aware of our mortality - yet I want the figures to be full of light as they dissolve back from which they came.
 I work with a variety of media including oil, acrylic, ink, oil sticks, beeswax, and spray paint. Using mostly palate knives and nontraditional mark making tools I hope to tell a story in the fragmented layers.

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