Paintings and Drawings, 2008-2014
"In the two worlds of being a Christian and an artist I’m constantly exhorting and encouraging both people and paintings to be what I see in them after the fact of "meeting" them. For a person, I meet them, establish a relationship/friendship, and as we become closer I am able to speak into their life candidly and openly. With my paintings I begin them from a very instinctual place, not knowing what they are at first, and as I get to know them better I realize what they are (this is when we meet). I then try my best to help the art work arrive. This might seem like I’m objectifying people and personifying paintings, which can be problematic (paintings aren’t people and people aren’t paintings; this is a very important distinction I'm aware of). I choose to walk this line at the risk of doing both poorly, because the two practices inform and enrich the other."

Oil on Canvas, 2010 2010 Oil on Canvas, 2010 Mixed Media on Paper, 2010 Mixed Media on Paper, 2010 Oil and Glitter on Canvas, 2010 Oil and Glitter on Canvas, 2010 Oil and Glitter on Canvas Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 2010 Oil and Glitter on Panel, 2010 Oil on Panel, 2009 Oil on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas, 2008