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Creative Foundations

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I had the privilege of sharing my artwork and story with members of Creative Foundations earlier this week. Creative Foundations is an organization that provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities by giving them the choice to earn an income while creating and selling art to the community. It was an incredible experience. I really enjoyed spending the day with so many talented, creative people!









I welcome opportunities for speaking engagements with large or small groups of all ages. If you're interested, click here for more info.

Battleground | War Paint Series

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Battleground is the newest addition to my War Paint series. The original painting is available through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery and limited-edition prints are available in my online store.

Here are some detail shots.





I recently completed my artist statement about the series:

WAR PAINT
“They understand only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought.” –Lord of the Flies, William Golding 

 Body painting has significance in many cultures and serves a variety of purposes from spiritual cleansing to battle preparation. My War Paint series draws upon this rich symbolism to investigate the construction of identity. In these paintings, the modern masculine form becomes the canvas, a painted object of his own creation. Reality and abstraction compete within the figurative foundation of each piece to make the subjects’ inner struggles more tangible. The application of pigment is suggestive of their psychological states, the color of their self-made armor exposing more t…

Visiting Artist at Cornell University

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I'm excited to be a visiting artist at Cornell University this fall with my amazingly talented friend, Melissa Forman! We'll be hosting multiple workshops and presentations as well as creating an art installation about bullying to be unveiled on the final night of our visit.

Uprising | War Paint Series

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Uprising is the newest painting in my War Paint series. 
Limited-edition prints are available in my store.
The original painting is available through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery, but will be held until my August exhibition.

Solenne | War Paint Series

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Solenne is the newest addition to my War Paint series. It measures 40" x 30." Limited-edition prints are available in my online store HERE.
I created this painting to donate to the 2014 Forte Benefit for the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus. I was honored to receive the Forte Award this year, recognizing someone from the central Ohio community who blends the arts and social awareness. The banquet was held last night at the Columbus Museum of Art and the painting was auctioned during the event.
Special thanks to Brian Williams for modeling for this piece. 
Here are some additional detail shots of Solenne.

Fusion | War Paint Series

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Fusion is the newest addition to my War Paint series. It measures 40" x 30." The original painting is available for purchase through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery HERE, but will be held until my exhibition this summer, opening August 22. Limited-edition prints are available in my online store HERE.
Special thanks to Aaron Anderson and Edwin Clark for modeling for this piece. 
Here are some additional detail shots of Fusion.

Shades of Strength | War Paint Series

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Shades of Strength is the newest addition to my War Paint series. It measures 24" x 30." The original painting is available for purchase through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery HERE, but will be held until my exhibition this summer, opening August 22. Limited-edition prints are available in my online store HERE.
Special thanks to Aaron Anderson for modeling for this piece. 
Here are some additional detail shots of Shades of Strength.

My Most Humiliating Moment

The story of a fateful night when I entered a drag competition at a Shania Twain concert and learned that if you're going to bomb, bomb hard and hold your head up high.

Blue Surrender | War Paint Series

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Blue Surrender is the newest addition to my War Paint series. It measures 24" x 30." The original painting is available for purchase through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery HERE, but will be held until my exhibition this summer, opening August 22. Limited-edition prints are available in my online store HERE.
Special thanks to Brian Williams for modeling for this piece. 
Here are some additional detail shots of Blue Surrender.