Statement

 I find it interesting how different styles of work provoke different levels of reaction and genuine interest. Much of my work is connected to ancient mythological and cultural belief systems with references to mysticism, religious beliefs, symbolism, and a strong inspiration from ancient art and sculpture. The symbolism and inner meanings cover issues of answering the unknown, life and death, fertility, war, and specific roles in ceremonies or rituals. I am intrigued by the metaphysical realm and the true origins of the  life forms that exist on this planet.

My current oil  & acrylic on the archival contemporary Dura-Lar series is based on research of ancient cultures from all parts of the globe exploring their mythological belief systems and what remains behind in the form of relief carvings, codex's, sculptures and monuments, then combining their influence with a natural creative intuition. This luminous pigmented work involves a layering stipple process focusing on spot weight; color palette, image size, and varying ranges of solid space. 


Education

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Fireworks

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Word

Power Point

Square Space

 

 

BFA University of Rhode Island 2010

AA in Arts Community College of RI 2007

Portsmouth High School 1999

AWARDS

Graduated summa cum laude 2010 

Deans list 2008-2010 

Onyx Senior Honors Society 2010

David Edmonds Award for Outstanding
Artistic and Creative Expression 2010