Using a combination of painting and drawing techniques, I brush, spatter, splash, scrape, and scribble a plain white canvas into a symphony of color. With my hyper-expressive techniques, I try to put you in touch with the energy within my subjects, which could be a musician filling the air with a melody or a herd of wild mustangs thundering down a hillside.
My personal style has evolved from a loose realism into what resembles a combination of the techniques of my two favorite artists, one from post-impressionism and the other from abstract expressionism. I like to call it Vincent van Pollock.
I was born in 1961 in Freeport, Texas, where the humidity is so thick you can slice it and mosquitoes are so big that they fly in formation. We moved around a bit while I was growing up. Angleton to Houston to Waco to New York, back to Waco, out to the country for awhile in Ross, Texas, then back to Angleton. My artistic interest was encouraged mostly by my mother when I was young who was probably inspired by my great grandmother who also enjoyed painting.
High school sports kept me quite occupied through my teen years, but I signed up for Art I during my senior year. That was a very good move; Ben Ornelas had just been hired to teach the class and I still regard him as one of
the most influential persons in my life. Ben's instruction and guidance paved the path for my career in the Visual
Arts. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 focusing on Illustration and Graphic Design which included many hours of drawing, painting, and Art History.
Since 1986 I've used my creative talents to provide in-house computer graphics, multimedia, photography, and video production services in the corporate environment. My painting activity though, allows me much more freedom of self expression.
Flower Mound, Texas is where my family and I call home. Some of my other interests are playing and singing Bluegrass music, and songwriting.
|April 6, 2013||Night of Artists||Giddens Gallery of Fine Art||Grapevine, TX|
|March 2, 2013||Texas Independence Day||Cripple Tree Sudio & Gallery||Argyle, TX|
|November 10, 2012||Artists Studio Tour||Cross Timbers Artists Guild||Flower Mound, TX|
|March 15, 2012||One Person Show||Junction Rivers Winery||Junction, TX|
|September 23, 2011||Night of Artists||Premier Gallery||Flower Mound, TX|
|May 3, 2011||Through the Rainbow||Oxide Gallery||Denton, TX|
|August 12, 2006||Eyes of Texas||Visual Art League||Lewisville, TX|
See my work at these galleries:
Grapevine Foundry & Gallery - Grapevine, Texas
Member: Cross Timbers Artists Guild, Flower Mound, Texas