Medium: Painting , Open Studios , Visual Arts
At the beginning of 2021, I decided to pursue my interest in the fine arts world full time, and took a leap of faith leaving a 30 plus year career in the Marketing / Graphic Design field as a founding partner and designer in the Greenville based firm Brains On Fire. So I have struck out on a new and recent exciting journey as I begin to find and define myself as an “artist.” As an illustration major in college, years ago, I was always drawn to realism. So my work is definitely realist in nature as I try to capture what my eye sees there in front of me, whether it be working from photographic references or something from real life. In recent years I have been fortunate in acquiring commissions, painting things I love. Right now those things are lots of dogs and cats, some of my own, some of my family and lots of other peoples as well. As a bit of a fisherman, I also love the beauty, pattern and color I see in the many species of fish, trout in particular. I want to explore painting birds another love of mine and I have also begun to set up still life scenarios in the studio. Currently, I am probably the most excited about these anthropomorphic commissioned pet portraits I am doing in which the goal is to merge a beloved pet and it’s owner, capturing the spirit and personality of both the animal lover and the human lover in one painting. The result is kind of a pet portrayed in a humans world. When it’s all said and done, my hope is that my work will make someone smile. I am currently working in acrylics on art panels and canvas.
From Main St, take Falls Park toward Academy St and take a right on to Hammond St. The studio is in the INNOVATE building at the intersections of River St, Falls Park Dr and the one way street Hammond St. The entrance to the studio is off of Hammond St which runs behind the building.