I am passionate about people and love creating work that people can immerse themselves in giving them an experience and reflection on life and the people around them. I started doing Artwork with Makeup and continue on in many of my works using that as the basis incorporating the experience of freestyle body painting my subject. This experience allows me to get to know my subjects on a different level, and permits me to incorporate photographic images into the acrylic paintings or just use the photography as inspiration for paintings.
My artistic experimentation began with makeup, using a freestyle approach with body paints, loose powders and pigments. Traveling from trying to perfect an image of a traditional fashion inspired beauty into an exploration to express an artistic vision.
This Freestyle approach continues through all aspects of my work. I begin with an idea or an inspiration from a person, plan things out loosely then I paint them, usually in daylight as I like the insecurity of not quite knowing what the light will be like and I find the subject more unguarded.
2019 Exhibit of Jesus Posters in Soho New York.
2020 “Covid19XXXX” . 1 min Short.
2020 “The Unseen” Group Show, Stone Sparrow Gallery. NYC
2014 I made my first short experimental film 7:38mins “First Base” weaving together two passions, the art of makeup and the art of the kiss. This was selected for ASVOFF film festival in Paris and again by NYCIFF in New York city 2015. I followed this with a number of experimental short movies which helped me integrate video into“A Day at The Beach” July11th 2015-Oct 4th 2015, a Commission from the University of Sunderland for The National Glass Centre Museum, Sunderland, England. This was a multi Media Installation with a focus on glass inspired by the children of my old Junior school, an exploration of interplay between the natural and the man-made, an inquiry into the impact of digital technology on art and the experience of child’s-play aspects of creativity.
2016-17 “Sensory Abstraction: Model as Medium” Solo exhibit The Vendome Gallery, NYC.
2016 “Jesus falls a second time” Group Show , Stations of the Cross, St Luke in the Fields, mixed media.
2015 “A Day at the Beach” The National Glass centre Museum UK. A multi media Installation
2015, 2014, NYCIFF Festival October “ASVOFF film festival Centre Pompidou, Paris. November 21,22,23, 2014
2013 “Connections” , Solo exhibit, paintings acrylic on canvas. Studio 59,The Jeorge Napoleon Gallery Brooklyn,NY . NY.
2013 “Moving On”, Solo exhibit, a paintings crylic on canvas and mixed media, The Art of Beauty Gallery, New York.
2012 “Stations of the Resurrections” Group show, acrylic on canvas, St Luke in the Fields NY.
2011 “Ageless Beauty” , Solo exhibit, photography and mixed media on wood. The Art of Beauty Gallery, New York.
2010 “Visitors to the Seafront” , Solo exhibit, mixed media on wood and acrylic on canvas. The National Glass Centre Museum, Sunderland England.
2010 “Spring Masquerade”, Solo Exhibit The Art of Beauty Gallery, Soho NY. Photography and mixed media on wood.
2009 “Gone” , Solo exhibit, photographyThe Art of Beauty Gallery NYC. , .
2006 “The Art of Beauty”, Solo exhibit, acrylic on canvas paintings L’Artisan Parfumeur, Paris, France.
“JESUS” 2017-2020 Mixed Media on Canvas