I am a fine artist. This blog has taken a new lead for the moment but when i think of myself, i think of myself as an artist. I have studied in a lot of mediums. Some of them being ceramics, ceramic sculpture, sculpture, color, drawing, painting, print making, mixed media and paper arts etc.
If i am going to be exposing who i am to you… the world, i think it is time for me to share some of my fine art works with you. It is what i identify with the most so to know it, helps you know me.
I will also give you a little bit of background on what influences my art. I was a makeup artist for over a decade. I used to be OBSESSED with beauty. I didnt and still dont understand it. It is a real love hate thing, but i loved using makeup as the paint and the face as the canvas. Kevin Aucoin HUGELY influenced these early years. His untimely death changed me a little bit. I lost my idol. He was the one that took it out of magazines and into fine art. (check out The art of Makeup, Making Faces or Face Forward). I also had some really bad tastes in my mouth regarding the dodgy-ness of the beauty industry in SF at the time. I got tired of busting my balls to get screwed out of $ and prints. I am a 1992 high fashion addict that watched corporate buy up all the great cosmetic brands and turn the industry into a cattle heard. I was pretty heartbroken. I wont go into all the reasons i moved out of makeup and into fine arts, but the influences that drove my makeup art, i believe, still transfers into the new mediums. So much to the point that i have done 2 paintings using cosmetics as their mediums.
But when it comes down to it, i am really just a big color pusher. I am not great at drawing at all. fine line work is really tough for me. However with practice, I have found that it does get better. Color pushing never needs practice. It is like going into a candy store. It is NEVER a bad thing. There is nothing wrong that you can buy in a candy store. Candy is great. Color is just as great.
So, beauty, color, early 90’s high fashion and emotion as well as texture texture can usually be seen in some form in most of my pieces. However i do try and do pieces that are outside of my comfort zone here and there. Not successfully always, but it is still an important exercise to do i think.
Anyway, here is a few of my pieces. I hope you like them!