Artwork

I come to painting from a place of infinite curiosity and wonder. Gesture/movement/light begin the journey. Working from life and capturing quickly the essence of the image keeps you authentic.

From abstract landscapes to figurative drawings to sculptural installation my artwork is about creating environments that describe both a representational and a symbolic ecosystem- working with imagery to portray sense of place, movement- the dance of interaction, preserving the fragile and daring the future.

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Teaching

I am both versed in representational painting and in working with pushing the limits of materials.

I like working with basic foundations: drawing, gesture, and learning how materials(paints) work. I am also a self proclaimed materials "geek"- how do materials affect the rhythm of the line, create movement, add layers and more?

As a teaching artist with Golden Artist Colors for the past 10 years,I have explored in depth acrylics, oils and watercolors and their applications. I teach classes/give lecture demos that are both materials based but also begin with learning foundational skills. They range from "Basic Drawing and Painting" to "Experimental Surfaces", "Textures","Pouring Paint", "Gels and Grounds for Acrylics and Watercolors" and "Inspired by (artists, patterns in nature, color)".

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Murals , Painted Furniture, Commissions

I have been painting murals both for private and corporate clients from New York City to Chicagoland, from shuttered city blocks to beautiful mansions, from small powder rooms to murals that grace the sides of buildings.

 

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TEACHING SCHEDULE... UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES

Mixed Media Acrylics, Lecture Demo With Hands On

The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Join us for a FREE workshop exploring several textures made with GOLDEN gels and pastes. Free samples RSVP 847.668.1503

TEACHING SCHEDULE... UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES

What to do with all the gels and pastes?

Plainfield, IL. Using the new "explorers" sets, we will learn how to use the myriad of gels and pastes GOLDEN provides. Expand your vocabulary, learn how to paint with textures and be amazed.

TEACHING SCHEDULE... UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES

Acrylics as Mixed Media

Learn about gels and pastes and how they are used under, in and over paints to show a variety of surfaces- from beautiful bleeds on light molding paste to gritty gels. See how they are used with different surfaces (wood, papers, aluminum) and in an infinite variety of ways.

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