Portfolio > Metaphorical Subjects

I work primarily in the still life genre and focus on both metaphorical and prosaic subject matter. Some of my current influences include European vanitas painters such as Pieter Claesz, Francisco Zurburán, Gustave Caillebotte, and Jan Vermeer. Also, I study the works of Chardin and play with concepts of momento mori, and trompe loeil. My goal is not to imitate their styles, but to understand how they thought, how they used the mediums, what their problems were, and how they approached them.

Momento Mori
Oil on Clayboard
12 by 16
2008
Zig Zag
Oil on clay board
8 by 8
2008
Burning
Digital Photo
varies, depending on print size
2004
Doll's Dress, #3
Pastel on Black Mitientes Paper
22" by 30"
2011
Martini
Oil on canvas
10 by 12 in.
2011
"On the Rocks"
Oil on canvas
16 by 20 inches
2009
Pierced Apple
Pastel and charcoal
9 by 12 inches
2008
Doll's Dress
Oil on Canvas
20 by 24 inches
2011
Deserted  Boats
Oil on canvas
20 by 28 inches
2010
food
Pastel on Mitientes paper
about 20 by 20 inches
2008
Tony's Deer
Oil on wood
4" high by 5" wide
2010
Liar
Oil on Canvas
10 by 12 inches
2010
Primitive Speech
Oil and Graphite on Gessoed Bristol Board
20" by 24"
2010
Perry
Oil on canvas
12 by 12 inches
2010
Spectacles #6
Drawing
8.5" by 11"
2008
Glasses. #7
Oil on canvas
8 by 10
2008
Remnants
Oil on clay board
8 by 8
2008
coffee
watercolor
22"w by 30"h
2010