Man in Yellow Hat
Combining elements of Impressionism and Fauvism, this gestural portrait is meant to be enjoyed for its true intuitive qualities. In this painting, strong emphasis is given towards exploring expressive color combinations and spontaneous paint applications, while maintaining an awareness of traditional composition and anatomical accuracy.
In “Staycation”, I collaged drawings that were of ink and charcoal into a larger composition with collage. I enjoy the challenge of bringing different drawings together into something that makes sense compositionally and provides a narrative.
Within the different flows of the body, you’ve got to capture the movements of line and shape. It’s difficult to see straight forward what the forms and shapes represent, but that is my key to making the eyes and the brain wonder.
This picture was selected from my photography series, “The Distress to Express.” For many years, my social anxiety has kept me from being able to easily interact with people. However, I have been able to use photography to express myself in a way
that I wouldn’t be able to verbally.
This piece is a large self-portrait. In it, I explored a different, somewhat creepy, pulled back facial expression and let it influence the rest of the piece. I used my favorite color scheme of purple, pink and teal throughout the piece accented with black to enhance the dark mood. The eyeballs added throughout give it a 3D effect and say “all eyes on me.” Pastel chalk and colored pencil were used as a medium to get smooth blending and original tones. Although not on purpose, inspiration from outer space seems to creep into much of my artwork and this piece is no different.