Regardless of one's culture, bread is often a part of our life in one way or another. This universal food can be traced back throughout history and still plays an important part of food traditions today. In this fashion, bread often connects families and even communities.
"The Proud Baker" is a tribute to all the traditional bakers that have mastered the trade through generations of knowledge and experience. These are the artisans that wake up long before sunrise and transform simple ingredients into one of the most celebrated foods. As new technologies and large chain stores come along and replace many local bakeries, I wanted to capture the old traditions of making bread....a food meant to be broken...only to be shared as a way of...
As a self-taught traditional painter, I strive to create images that have both visual interest and greater depth beyond the canvas. In the spirit of the artisan way of life, I try to honor both the creative process and the subject matter when painting. It is my hope that I can balance my own creative expression with the inherent attributes of the particular subject being expressed. In this regard, I always approach the artistic process as a dialogue.
Over the years, I have had a passion for studying how images and symbols are expressed in art - along with everyday life. To that end, I often try to paint images that have symbolic meaning. I prefer to do this in a more subtle manner as opposed to overt esoteric symbols. It is my...
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