"No Matter What", third figure layer incomplete, 03.01.2012
Life’s complicated and how we interact with one another can be complicated too. I represent the figure in my paintings with all it’s complexity either in how it relates to another figure in the painting or how it relates to an under painting.
In my mind we and the objects with which we share our space exist on several planes. I enjoy layering these planes, removing and highlighting aspects of each plane in an attempt to create a story.
Perhaps my story might be different from a story you may conjure by looking at how I've arranged these planes and their negative and positive space. That's fine. The point is that the painting conjures imagination.
Aberdeen Enterprise Trust Fayre, Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen UK, November 1993
Aberdeen Artist Society Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen UK, May 1994
Deeside Art Exhibition, Banchory Scotland UK, July 1994
Glassell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, June 2009
Lawndale Center, The Big Show, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, July 2010
Art League Houston, Gambol, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, November 2010
Glassell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, June 2011
Salon des Refuses, Gallery M Squared, Houston TX USA, July 2011
Archway Gallery, 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, July/August 2011
Second Annual SAO Select Exhibition, Tradition Bank, Houston Tx, September 2011
Visual Arts Alliance, Twenty-Ninth Juried Open Exhibition, Houston TX, May/June 2012
The Glassell School of Art, 2012 Annual Student Exhibition, Houston TX, June/July 2012
Glassell School of Art, Materials Scholarship 2010
Glassell School of Art, The Ary Stillman Scholarship 2012