Born in Indianapolis, I live and work in Chicago.
Compelled by the vivid and continuous cacophony of daily life, that pulsation of the mundane and the magnificent, the relentless clashing of the beautiful and horrific, I weave visual rhythms tuned to the muscular tension of what it means to be here. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, and employ highly saturated chroma to heighten the effect of colors mercurial language. Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. In patterns akin to currents and eddies, taking notes, or making lists, I muse and rant in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, and raucous rebellion.RECENT EXHIBITION:
Solo show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
, New York, NY, February 12 - March 14, 2015.
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Read a recent Q & A with The English RoomRECENTLY FEATURED IN:
Gush by Martina Nehrling
Three Painting Shows in Chicago
, by Philip A. Hartigan for Hyperallergic