Artist Statement

"Painting is a study of our existence, spirit, and environment, derived from experiences in life. I choose objects that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction. I’m intrigued by subtle shifts in value and color; yet seek a personal interpretation of the objects rather than a replication. Personality is revealed through the process of painting. Abstract remnants from my process remain visible in the final product. The hand must obey the spirit. "

June 18, 2007

Figure drawing workshop

This is Paul. He teaches THE best figure workshop out there. After 8 days of intensive drawing and painting, I was worn out, but inspired to paint. We began with pencil drawing, then moved to a toned surface with charcoal, and slowly transitioned to oil painting. Heres the link if you want to travel to the charming town with no stop light.