Artistic backgroundFew people can say that they’re lucky enough to live their passion every single day. As a full-time contemporary abstract artist, I am one of those people – expressing my character through color and creativity from my art studio in Upstate New York. My work is collected internationally, and I’ve even had the honor of working for household names like Samsung – perhaps you’ve even seen my art light up your living room while your TV is in Art Mode! It was a privilege to make the Frame TV something people want to watch even when they’re not watching TV.
My inspiration comes from my life experiences, emotions. I use my emotion as the fuel to create my work. My creative process is very varied as my mind never stops. Right now, I have a lot of ideas swimming around in my head for new work I want to make in the future. I need to have a peaceful inner world, just like my outer world. This requires total solitude and no interruptions. I leave every distraction and just immerse myself in the creative process.
I categorize my style as Abstract minimal and geometric. I am exploring the intersection between color and shape through Triangle layering and abstraction. The juxtaposition of colors & Triangle structure holds a huge anchor in my work. I always say that Triangle found me instead of the other way around, it wasn’t a conscious decision to start using them as my main technique, the more i explore them the more comfortable I feel to use them in my work”
I’ve always been fascinated by art, in particular, the concepts of feminism, abstract geometry, and modern takes on nature’s landscapes. Art is a universal language everyone can understand, even if they don’t share the same native tongue. Dig deep, and you can see at a glance whether a painting expresses love, anger, conflict, sorrow, joy...it’s all there between the lines and layers of color and texture.
Abstract art is a way to me to showcase my soul on the outside, translating my intangible feelings and emotions into real, physical pieces of art that you can touch and experience with the senses. Wherever possible, I try to use all-natural materials sourced from nature which are just as strong as they are delicate – showcasing the contrasting vigor and vulnerability of mother nature. Creating abstract figurative art is no easy feat, but the outcome makes everything worth it.
I start each work using acrylic paints to cover the canvas, From there I begin building, layer upon layer. I use a wide range of mediums and techniques, from acrylic paints, Brushes, cloth, fingers, Tape, sandpaper, paper pieces anything unfortunate enough to be within reach to create sweeping marks across the piece. I paint like this in bursts then I stand back and think before adhering anything to the canvas again, then hold a big breath and dive back in to get into smaller details, striving for a perfect sense of balance and movement.
For me, a painting is finished when I no longer feel the need to change things on it when I walk into the studio.
Every single painting has its own voice. There is always a story happening behind. I use the titles of my work to give viewers a clue or a way in to thinking about the work, to leave it open to interpretation.The viewer then becomes a coauthor.
My hope is that my paintings brings peace, hope and inspiration as well as connection and expression.