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Down Ramp
Oil on Linen
36 x 36 x 2 in
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My paintings are about the abstract beauty found within man's industry. I look for interesting shapes and precision created by man made objects to explore form, composition, color and emotion. For me, the images are about security and permanence, and often evoke a romantic nostalgia for another time and place.

Even as a kid, I had an affinity for man-made things that linked to the past elevated train stations... subway cars with rattan seats... propeller planes... architecture and furniture from the art deco period... streamlined automobiles; and of course the artwork of Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler and George Bellows.

Now when I make my own art, Im drawn to subject matter that takes me back there classic structures... nostalgic photos... and now, highways, big rigs and industrial objects. Im attracted to timeless, classic shapes, fine craftsmanship, power, and a strong connection to the things I love.

I marvel at and try to share the powerful, angular, and interesting shapes found in the objects weve created and their ability to evoke those familiar feelings of simplicity, curiosity and comfort.

I hope youll find them as compelling as I do.