My work is a chronicle of Americana. I am determined to capture the independent aesthetic of the not-so-distant past that has been replaced by homogenized corporate culture and standardized cityscapes. Industrial design, graphic design, architecture and vintage neon all render important roles in my work.
My paintings employ layers of color, subtly collaged printed matter from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and stark, black imagery. Remote, indistinct landscapes capture the once poetic, and now nearly lost highway strips of the American past. Formerly the promise of hope and prosperity; these icons are now a sign of desperation and ruin.
As a painter I have shown in galleries in Tokyo, Munich, Portland, New York, Seattle, Aspen, Vancouver, Melbourne, Boston, and Austin.
This American Life Published February 26, 2012
Diamonds To Dust Published April 20, 2010
Ruins & Relics Published December 13, 2008
Always Beauty in Hindsight Published May 05, 2008
Ghosts Of The Great Highway Published May 15, 2007