Having been a part-time artist throughout my corporate career (design, event management, video operations and software development), I reached a point where my day job was taking too much time away from painting. So I mustered the courage to leave that life and am now painting full-time.
I paint because I love the process and the never-ending variety of elements and textures that I can layer into a single piece. I’m influenced by dilapidated buildings, and the way time and nature’s elements alter our surroundings. Rust, peeling paint, and cracked surfaces have a distressed beauty about them that I try to evoke in my work.
As a former graphic designer, typography plays a significant role in many of my paintings. Whether English language characters, cursive hand lettering, or foreign alphabets, text is often visible or obscured under layers to be discovered upon further exploration..
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