"For most of my life I have attempted to create art that represented something…a still-life, a person, a car, etc. I would end up extremely frustrated when what I created was not perfect. My self-perceived failure in the art that I created left me feeling unfulfilled.
While snowed in during the long, hard winter months of 2013/2014, I began experimenting with different acrylic mediums. I became fascinated with the fluidity of mixing acrylic ink and gesso (a pouring medium). The flow, lines, color and freedom expressed in my pieces made me want to experiment deeper into this flowing art form that I refer to as “pouring”…and that is what I did. Pouring has given me the opportunity to let go of my rigid perception of perfection and allow myself to truly enjoy the outcome.
Each piece is unique and its beauty is found in the eyes of the beholder. My art speaks for itself and its message is discovered by the viewer. Every time someone observes my work they interpret something different. It is the reaction of others that inspires me to continue creating. The observations of others has given me an unintended fulfillment. I find a special beauty in the different interpretations of my pieces.
I have been inspired to expand my pours from the canvas to other non-flat surfaces. I am experimenting on furniture (tables, bar tops, chairs, and mirrors) and other objects such as; motorcycle gas tanks, lamp shades, skateboards, guitars, car hoods, sides of buildings, playing cards, and more.
I am influenced by everything I see, feel and experience. I connect colors and shapes with sounds, music and emotions which I weave into a conglomerate of meanings and healing. My pours are comprised of ingredients from what I consider my “stew of life”; being a single father, a musician, my career, my struggles; my celebrations; and everything in between.
The artists that I admire the most are Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson, Mark Gonzales, Alex Grey, Ramiro Rodriguez, Holton Rower, Laura Fishman, and Jackson Pollock."