I developed my “live” painting style by setting up my easel at local music clubs and festivals, and painting the bands as they played. I really feel the beat of the live music inspiring my brush hand, and I feed off the electricity of the band and the energy of the crowd. I try to capture the splashes of light and the kinetic motion as the performance unfolds, so I use bright colors and passionate brush strokes.
In the studio, I enjoy painting nature and landscapes. I use the same bold colors and lively brush strokes to capture the beauty and energy of nature, but the result is a different mood than my live paintings. I like to paint good memories. I want my paintings to remind people of a great experience that they had, like seeing a favorite band live in concert, or the feeling you get experiencing nature, such as driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway when the leaves change colors.
I graduated from Lander University in 1993 with a degree in fine art. I enjoy creating all forms of art including acrylic paintings on canvas, digital paintings, web design, web animation, digital photography, motion graphics, and videography. I’m self-employed as a freelance artist in Greenville, SC. My company—Dumah Design—is focused on fine art, videography, and web design.
Take Academy St (Hwy 123) towards Easley. Cross over Pendleton St through the traffic light. At the next traffic light, turn left on Andrews Street. The studio is at the end of the first block on the right, 12 Andrews street.