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Beyond Reality

What happens when I let go of all the details of trying to be realistic and simplify to just shapes and lines?

di·lation of imagination

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Darkness is the absence of light. In low light, your pupils open up, or dilate, to let in more light. My series "di·lation of imagination" explores the relationship between darkness and light, and how the mind expands to let light in. In a shadowed space, the less light you have the more it stands out. Light is intensified by darkness.

less is more

I have been experimenting with the minimal amount of dots and lines needed to create an eye in the shadows.

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Using stark contrasts of lights and darks, my intention is to convey a mysterious, deep emotion in each of my portraits.

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my discovery

The darkness that I thought would be the dominant feature became secondary, while the light became the interest.

Tell me more

You know when you have found that perfect painting, like it was made just for you. Somehow a connection or familiarity draws you to it and stirs an energy inside when you see it.

Change the way you see things and the things you see will change

- Wayne Dyer

Entourage Effect

Bob Marley - Prints available

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Layers, layers, layers

I love contrast - bright whites against a dark background, or using vibrant colors that pop.  I also love lines - hard lines with crisp edges that blur into soft shading to show round forms. Through a series of layering, I work to develop a richness in my paintings that create depth and dimension. 

Art to wear

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  • I gave these to my wife as a gift and she loved them!

    -Ed J.

  • That smile says it all... The most excited :)

    -Ryan I.

  • It turned out better than I expected, thank you!

    -Kevin I.

  • Love my tiger print! It worked perfect in my hanging frame.

    -Courtney C.

  • A HUGE thanks for my Mos Def painting!

    -Terrence J.

  • We love our fish canvas print! Thanks MELA!

    -Lexie W.

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  • Crowned Beauty

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 30" x 40"


  • Reflections

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 30" x 40"


  • A Koi Moment

    Acrylic on canvas

    Size 33" x 36"


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Artwork on Display


Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah

New Amsterdam Art Exchange, Park City, Utah

South County Art Association, Kingstown, Rhode Island

Art League RI, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

URI Feinstein Providence Campus, Providence, Rhode Island

RI Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Krikorian Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts


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