About my process

My Inspiration

For several years I have interested in integrating organic shapes with man-made structures. I breakdown the boundaries between these elements, creating ambiguity. I love to work with bold colors while creating movement through careful color placement.

Photos used in the painting Pittsburgh.

Developing Concept Art

I do all of my creative work digitally. I take digital photos of, structures and interesting organic forms. Using Photoshop, I combine the photos, then manipulate, merge, add to, and eliminate areas, until I come to the final image. Then I use this completed digital image as a visual reference for paintings. I bounce around, but recently I have been working with acrylics and some mixed media.

I created well over ten concept images before arriving at the image on the right, which became the basis for the Pittsburgh painting.

Completed Painting

Pittsburgh, oil on linen

Current Series

Currently, I am exploring urban display windows merging the window content with the reflections of the city. Much of the current work is more image-oriented than my prior work, yet there remains a strong sense of bold color and flattened forms.

Mixed Media, Marshall Fields 3

4 thoughts on “My Process”

  1. Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
    (and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like
    yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google
    (would appreciate any feedback) – it’s still in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself during the coronavirus scare!


    1. Hi Alex, Thanks for liking my site. I am using Stout, which I adapted. When I search for your site, I can’t find it. If you give me your site address, I would be happy to look at it.

  2. Good post but I was wondering if you could write a
    litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful
    if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Alex, for expressing interest. I have been considering writing a blog on this topic. It will likely be in a couple of months.

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