It starts with the frame.
I scavenge thrift stores, vintage markets, and garage sales. There are certain things I look for - character, craftsmanship, originality, uniqueness and quality. Often the frame is secondary to the artwork, but in this case, it is part of it. Then I sift through my photos and ask “What wants to go in this frame?”. These are photos I take of all kinds of things; from the food I eat to places I’ve walked. Whether it’s the incredible colours of a blood orange, the gorgeous shape of a pear, the textures of graffiti-marked walls or a memory of eating deviled eggs with my Nana and Mom, the subjects are random but all very personal in one way or another.
Then I paint. And what you see below is the result of this process.
Please note: frames and mats might have dings, dents and other signs that they’ve lived a life.