Select works from 2010-2012

Here I began to move back toward more realistic painting techniques that I have employed in the past. Still interested in the aesthetic of weathered billboards, I've continued to build up layers of collage and paint. I also began to work on a series of animal paintings, where the collage techniques often invoke of feeling of old circus ads.

I continue to be obsessed with creating a push and pull between traditional realistic painting techniques and a more modern or graphic design approach that includes decorative motifs, text, pattern, etc. I'm intrigued with the tension created using these two different aesthetics.

My recent work is a mix of painting of painting, collage, found art, image transfer techniques and a variety of other experimentation. My work is influenced by graphic design, vintage art, contemporary art, photography, mythology, and a little bit of science and philosophy.