When I first started painting on canvas, nearly two years ago, I couldn’t stop. I would paint on up to 10 canvas’ a week over the course of a summer. I had so many ideas and in my mind they all deserved their own spotlight; canvas. As time progressed, I still felt like I had ideas for new pieces, but wanted to try painting them on something other than canvas. I started working on paper more frequently. Using tools like Prismacolor Markers, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, spray paint, collage, and other mediums, I started putting those ideas down on paper. It was liberating. I painted over 100 original pieces on paper in 2018 alone. As I painted on paper, I started painting less on canvas. I only had a few shows booked, and there was no rush.
Some of those ideas that I created on paper, turned into larger pieces. Whether it be just one section that I wanted to highlight, or an entire piece that I felt deserved to be seen on a larger scale. I felt like the smaller pieces I created were practice. I wanted to try out all my ideas. every color combination, every texture, every shape. This was my schooling. Repetition. Hundreds of fails. Moments of pure magic. During that time, I fell in love with creating art again.
A variety of those pieces are for sale here:
The past few years have been really exciting. If you have followed my work since the beginning, it’s clear to see the phases of discovery that I went through while teaching myself to paint.
The color choices, borders, ideas, knife techniques…they have all morphed over the years as I kept practicing and learning more about what I wanted to communicate as an artist. These images are some pieces that I have sold and look back on fondly:
More finished works on canvas available soon