Twenty years ago I was an art student at the very beginning stages of exploring painting. For years and years before that, I had always been drawn to visual arts and had an aptitude for it, especially drawing. I even took a keen interest in reading biographies of long-dead artists and seemed to retain facts and trivia about their lives.

Finding your voice, discovering your subject, and creating your own vision and style was a task that was given in one of my classes.

I found mine early on and it took a permanent hold.

Long Distance / 12 x 24 inches / oil on canvas / 2019

There’s the obvious reason I would paint vintage objects — they’re interesting. They simply look good from all angles, especially straight on. Looking at them in their painted form, you can almost hear the sounds they make, the weight of them, get a sense of interacting with them. Early on I knew that there was a personality within them and I bank on that with each new painting.

Long Distance II / 12 x 24 inches / oil on canvas / 2019