All looking is emotional.

art, place & passions

Landscapes and architecture are more than just places; they are informed by our souls. They are part of our inner imaginative maps. Sometimes they guide our dreams, sometimes our fears. Like the lines on our hands, they imprint themselves on our inner mind. These ideas inform the way I am working to depict the inner life of architecture, landscape and place. 

I'm an artist working in Brooklyn NY who specializes in paintings of place, landscape and architecture.My work is centered around the psychological aspects of place and space. The emotional connection to place and the influence spaces have on the psyche is a general theme which informs my approach; paintings are explorations into these relationships. 

I am attempting to show how differently space and architecture can seem through the emotional filter that every person has in terms of their relationship with place. In a way, my paintings of architecture and places are psychological portraits.

My work is painterly and relies heavily on the interplay of light and color and the fluidity of oil paint, drawing from both Old Master and contemporary techniques. The paintings are heavily layered and worked upon. Layers of paint, scraped down, repainted and distressed are meant to echo the passage of time, organic decay and wear that define the character of a building or place. Even watercolors and drawings are worked on in layers, using the wearing of the paper to add to the look of the final piece. 

Landscapes and architecture are more than just places; they are informed by our souls. They are part of our inner imaginative maps. Sometimes they guide our dreams, sometimes our fears. Like the lines on our hands, they imprint themselves on our inner mind. These ideas inform the way I am working to depict the inner life of architecture, landscape and place.