My grandfather, who was a painter, put a brush in my hands in the late 60s. I cant remember a time when I haven't painted. My work has evolved through many styles, referencing a diverse group of influencers. Fritz Scholder, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and the Pop painters of the 60's. I worked in art supply stores when I was young for the discount on paint, and spent many years as an illustrator, primarily for Barney (the dinosaur), and on multiple children's books.
I find dificulty in sharing why I paint, and why I paint what I paint. I typically avoid a conscious narrative in my work. Its always about pulling from the accumulated vocabulay of imagery. Paper pealing from a billboard, or a painting from Caravaggio, everything becomes a resource. " We all inhale the world around us". (Neo Rauch)
University of Texas at Arlington
Solo Exhibition Alan Simmons Gallery Dallas Texas.
Group show Alan Simmons Gallery Dallas Texas.
Solo showing Full City Rooster Dallas Texas.
Continental Gin Building Dallas Texas.
The Other Art Fair Dallas
Artist Representation Metropolitan Gallery Austin Texas.