About the Book
In a glass-walled conference room, in front of his peers, Martin is reminded that he's not alone in his journey to the middle-class. Shocked, depressed and angry, he lashes out at his ex-boss only to find that his journey sets him on a slow motion, and devastating, collision with the consequences of his actions. Even in the state of Delaware, there is no such thing as tax-free shopping. Everything comes with a cost.
When people see my work I’d like them to feel as if they’ve just been given a unique chance to view the busy everyday world, alone, for a moment. Daily life is easily overlooked even though there is a great deal of visual poetry associated with our surroundings. All of the paintings you see are originals and they are painted in one sitting, or “alla prima”, similar to how Paul Cezanne or Mary Cassatt painted. This style of painting forces me to work quickly and complete a painting while it is still wet. While each painting you see here represents hours of work there are countless numbers of unsuccessful attempts and years of experience behind each piece. Most art allows us to escape from our lives while dreaming that the grass is greener on the other side. The work I present here tries to explore the boundaries within our own fences.