University of Utah Painting and Drawing Emphasis
Graphic Design Salt Lake Community College AAS
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
Top 10 Artist's of Salt Lake City RAW ARTIST Showcase
Creator and Owner of Lions Den Studio
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. The paintings are representations of living power reaching out to the viewer. Viewer is pulled into the energy and the movement of the paintings.
My creative FORCE and POWER comes from WITHIN. As an Expressionist Painter I paint not from outside of the world, but form the inside. My professors always noticed a strong power and force inside my paintings. All my work comes form my sketchbooks the SOURCE of my creative energy, I sketch all the time they are my diaries of works to come.
I am an Abstract Expressionist Artist, my works are representations of living
POWER, STRENGTH FORCE and ENERGY.
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