Artist, author, and instructor/creative coach. I have a diverse background as a visual communicator: Advertising and design, fine art, plein air (location painting), illustration (35 years) where I worked in almost every medium and style you can think of… except maybe egg tempera and marble. And I’ve made kind of an interesting discovery, the creative process behind all of these approaches is pretty much the same.
As an instructor, I am taking my years of acquired knowledge from illustration, graphic design, location painting, teaching Critical thinking and the aforementioned topics and morphing them together in my work and in what I teach. I give people a way to access the creative spirit and broaden not just the way they paint but the way they think and play.
Pollock and Diebenkorn study
This series by artist Larry Moore at first glance asks a simple question: who is intruding on whom? Each piece presents lone animals that have absolutely nobusiness being where they are, entrapped by urban decay in the discarded spaces of man or floating through an otherwise empty hotel lobby. Initially this collection of contemporary wildlife imagery had a straightforward man vs nature message but the artist discovered that there was a subtle personal narrative underneath. Each animal is chosen seemingly at random but when viewed as a whole the imagery represents allegories of the human condition or little stories of the life of the artist.
However personal these might be, the viewers always insert their own interpretations.