Shall I be honest? I'm a little nervous about my newest painting project. Taking on classicism sets me up for all kinds of issues. Ornament is a no-go for the art world (which, let's face it, is hilarious and narrow minded). The subject attracts scholars whose vernacular I do not share, and there are artists (some of whom I have the honor of calling friends) whose skill level I will never approach. This is only the tip of the iceberg. But the subject bears the weight of much social history and I love it. I do not aspire towards classical painting. I will bastardize it, certainly. But it will be honest and real. Let's dig in.
Living the Dream
For me, being an artist is more than painting alone in my studio. I am inspired by other artists, off-beat adventures and spectacle. I curate exhibitions, collaborate on large public art installations, am an occasional color consultant and interior designer and sometimes I sculpt. I seem to do a lot of writing, but that's just business. I live an art-filled life. Thanks for coming along for the ride.