Studied Art at University of Utah ( Painting and Drawing Emphasis )
( Studied Art technique and Art Process under professors John O'Connell, John Erickson, Tom Hoffman at University of Utah )
AAS in Graphic Design from Salt Lake Community College 2001 - 2005
ART SHOWS Honors & AWARDS
NY Elite Magazine Feature 2021
NY Glamour Feature 2019
Rave VIP Artist 2019
Artist Portfolio Magazine Feature 2018
Painter of Power Sundance 2015 Infinity Lounge
Painter of Power Sundance 2014 Park City Visitor's Center
RAW ARTIST of SALT LAKE CITY 2014 & 2013
Directors Cut RAW ARTIST 2014
Top 10 Artist's of Salt Lake City RAW ARTIST Showcase 2014
ABSTRACT & EXPRESSIONIST
I am a painter of raw power, force, strength and energy. The paintings conquer you and surround you with that energy. The energy is seen in the marks that are present in the work. Presenting the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting the figures radically for the emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. The paintings are representations of living power that come out from inside the paintings. As an Expressionist Painter I do not look at the subject when I paint, but I rather " SEE " images unfolding before me as I paint. The images become the reality and that reality is transferred into the canvas. I reject the immediate perception and I build on more complex psychic structures...impressions or mental images that pass through my visual filter. I strive to depict not objective reality, but rather the subjective emotions and responses that my visual filter responds to.
I seek to portray the emotions and the subjective interpretations, vivid emotional reactions by powerful colors and dynamic compositions, energy, moving energy and rising strength, force and moving power.
My creative force and power comes from within. As an Expressionist Power Painter I paint not from outside of the world I see, but from the inside. My Art professors always noticed a strong power and force inside my paintings very early on during Art School. That is why I gave myself the name " Painter of Power " All of my work comes from my sketchbooks the SOURCE of my creative energy.
I am an - Abstract Expressionist Power Painter - my works are representations of living power breathing through the images.