Honorable Mention 2D
Oil on Panel
7.5 x 7.5 x 1.25"
What is it about coffee that so many of us embrace not only the caffeine kick and delicious flavor, but also the aesthetic of coffee-related things? Coffeecups, moka pots, and the like are so visually pleasing (and fun!) to paint. Doesn't it make you crave a good cup?
When I paint, everything else seems to fade out, like tunnel vision, or being in a bubble. One could say, it's my meditation. My focus is typically on my oil paintings, in a never-ending effort to loosen up like the post-impressionists, yet still finding myself zoning in until my likeness is just right. I have many sources of inspiration, from simple still life set-ups at home, living landscapes when I am working en plein air (or photos/sketches when I just don't have time to paint a scene), all the way to portraits of humans and creatures alike. My goal is to bring my viewer to that place I am depicting with my strokes. When I am not painting or sketching, I am chasing around children and pets and indulging in my newest hobby of linocut printing.