Close-Ups

As I have developed as an artist, one thing that has remained constant in my work: my interest in details – in the small, seemingly insignificant things that make up a part of our everyday lives; details that, in a sense, make up who we are, both individually and as a people.  I enjoy painting something that someone may have looked at a hundred times but has never really seen. These details, seen up close and painted with care and detail, may make someone pause and begin to appreciate the beauty around them.

These paintings represent this interest, beginning with more recent paintings, and continuing back to when I first began painting in this style. The sizes and shapes of the paintings have changed and developed over the years, but the details - textures, shapes, colors, imperfections - remain.

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