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a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts

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2101 Maywill St., Richmond, VA 23230
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Artist statement

I paint traditional subjects including nature images and still life in several different manners, including realistic, abstract and non-objective.

In my drawings and paintings of natural objects I often work from photographs. I use the photograph as a resolved compositional device that allows me to focus on development of the other elements of the drawing or painting including strong contrast higher key color and detailed texture. I have also made paintings that are very different then my realistic paintings and the photographs that they are based on. These abstract paintings have little contrast but focus more on the use of line and a looser brush stroke which gives them a dynamic and more all over composition.

In my non-objective work I enjoy experimenting with paint application including varying the viscosity of the paint resulting in unexpected outcomes. These experimental works have allowed me to apply my knowledge about the composition of my more realistic works. These compositional devices include a variety of line types, forms, textures and contrasting color. One example is the choice to use a smaller support in order to more effectively handle and control the direction of the lines by tilting the surface.

I find working in all these different styles of painting incredibly exciting because there is always a new problem to solve, or an unexpected image that emerges.

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