I am excited to announce that my art is now represented by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. A big thank you to Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu, and his staff for choosing to represent me! My available originals that you see on FAA are available for purchase via Xanadu where stated in the painting's description.
As an acrylic painter, using an expressive style, I begin with a feeling or a principle based on a collective human experience. Then, my goal is to synthesize this idea into an inspired work that often combines history, politics, psychology or spirituality into a final painting. This process is a creative catharsis during which I will work for days, or weeks on a painting. I see the final painting as a cultural contribution of my individual voice – different, challenging and exerting a soul-driven force through the subtlety of aesthetics. After I finish each painting, it is as if a small, but demanding, journey has been completed. With the paintings that result, my body of work often champions victims, indicts through subversion, highlights the value of dissent and forges commitment to human unity within the context of equality, despite any differences.
I intend to work in an expressive style that is tactile, spontaneous and to create a language of feeling around these ideas. My continually evolving style will stay true to the premise that my art is a language of emotional and psychological discovery, rooted in synthesizing intuition. My body of work will explore both physical and psychological barriers that prevent people from seeing the humanity in others, thereby highlighting the value in each and every one of us.
Throughout my life I have been influenced by symbolists such as Marc Chagall and Frida Kahlo, abstract expressionists like Arshile Gorky, as well as influences like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
As an artist, I primarily work in acrylic paints and am based in Blaine, Minnesota.