Allegorical and Expressionist Paintings
Exploration of the physical and psychological life of the Blue Fairy as she navigates her way through a world of anxiety, while trying to focus on her everyday life.
Through allegorical images I have reimagined Pinocchio as a boy who experiments with drugs, becomes addicted to heroin, and its devastating effects on his life.
The paintings in this gallery are a continuation of "Tales" but these images are not included in my book or film.
The process of creating mono prints is freeing and spontaneous allowing me to focus on the beauty of the gesture, color and emotion of my images.
These paintings representing a transitional time encompass many feelings including sadness, anguish, discovery and hope.
These brief, evocative images are fluid expressionist commentaries on loneliness and the complexity of human relationships.
Black & White oil paintings on paper and sumi ink & graphite work provides an interesting counterpoint to the Expressionist Portraits.
Stripped bare of everything extraneous, these portraits are startling in their simple expression of intimacy.
In the spirit of traditional Chinese art I have incorporated a written personality trait as well as the numeric place of each animal in the zodiac cycle.
I began these large scale oil paintings following a trip to Beijing in November 2009. The work attempts to capture the culture and spirit of the people as China transforms.
These large oil paint on paper portraits explore intimacy and the relationships of its subjects.
Portraits of family & friends that take many liberties with appearances yet capture the spirit of its subjects.
Figures floating in water or space. "Zero Gravity" expresses ideas about the power of the human form.
The Swimmers were completed following a long swim in a pristine mountain lake. They are about how the body moves and feels while in water.
This work loosely refers to Homer's Sirens who lure the sailors to a watery grave with their beautiful song. I made this work following the drowning of a friend.