I am inspired by classic film noir imagery. I seek to take the essence of film noir and use it to create art that is charged with longing, adventure, romance and intrigue.
I use the elements of design to support a noir sensibility. Like getting into a juicy mystery novel, my paintings invite you to take time and decipher what is being presented.
The identity of figures is often obscured, sometimes visually competing with shadows that seem more alive than they are.
Mirrors, doorways and windows proliferate, creating dazzling illusions, and act as apertures into other worlds.
The dark, chiaroscuro lighting symbolizes obscured meanings and secrets withheld.
The scenes in my artwork are presented without irony and are imbued with an immediacy which invites the viewer to observe the scene as a contemporary moment. It is as if we could walk through the picture frame and become part of the action. If this could be possible, what would we see, and who would be there?
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