Oil Painting - Grand Rapids, MI
I am originally from Holt, MI. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Degree in Art Education. My wife and I spent a decade living out west, mainly in Southern California. We returned to Michigan to start a family in 2012. We resided in Kalamazoo, MI for 6 years, and recently moved to Grand Rapids, MI to start a new chapter.
Whether it be a Michigan landscape or a canoe paddle, Michigan outdoors themes my current body of work. Texture and color influence my oil paintings. Living on the edge of abstract and impressionistic style, some or all of a piece can be left to the viewers imagination to decipher. My abstract paintings mainly consist of vertical and horizontal lines. I like the way images or landscapes can emerge from the paintings, and how everyone seems to see something different.