oil on canvas
27″ x 31″
Courtesy of: General Hardware Contemporary
Donated by: The Artist
Estimate: $ 4200
Third time participating in Art With Heart
I make paintings using a variety of painterly tools. I squeeze paint from a bag, use sponges, squeegees and palette knifes for certain types of texture, as well as using traditional brush handling. I use the memory of landscapes and imagery that I experienced while a child and living in Sarasota, Florida as a springboard. I create images that evoke a celebratory tropical frenzy. My interest in tropical landscapes stems from my lived experience. Growing up in Florida and spending time in Panama as an adult have greatly influenced my aesthetic. I believe that my paintings are a true representation of myself, they are autobiographical. My work plays heavily with pattern, decoration and the ornamental. A constant focus of all of my work is the attentiveness to color and its role of imparting feeling. Another thread that runs throughout the work is the investigation of kitsch, the color palette informing this.