As many of you know I have a fondness for toys from my childhood, toys that I still have, toys that I had and have recollected over the years, and toys that I always wished I had and purchased as an adult. As an artist I have always been drawn to portraiture, eliminating aspects of other types of painting to the bare essence of person, animal, or object is what excites me and what I hope to accomplish with this show.
I will be working differently this go around too. Working directly on the canvas, straightforward painting, in an impasto style, in hopes of creating an energy and a soul to these inanimate objects, so that the viewer might see these toys as I experience them, full of life and beautiful. I feel, for some reason, that I am ready to fail in a big way with these painting, and by approaching it this way I hope to give myself the space to paint and react in a bold and free manor.