Lady in Red
22 1/2" x 38" Acrylic on cold press illustration board. 1985
Figure studies were central to my work while an art student at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Like all art forms, I use the medium to try and tell a story, to recreate a certain mood or atmosphere, to capture a particular moment or to explore the ideas of space and color. I use the human figure because I believe that people can relate to it, which develops a dialogue between the art and the viewer. This creates the potential for a subjective narrative, which is the ability of the viewer to create their own unique story in each piece as they react to the work.