Everyone keeps asking, are you still painting? The answer is a resounding yes! When my career started over 20 years ago, I launched Urban Crayon, and worked as a large scale, commissioned muralist in New England. About 10 years later, I moved into the fine art on canvas arena, Both were extremely satisfying but had I not welcomed change and growth, I would have missed a huge opportunity for fulfillment.
Those days as a painter were spent in a studio, painting solo for hours on end- music of all kinds blasting and a kind of bliss I cannot describe. Sometimes I wouldn't come out of my studio for a week. I was happy and relieved to be creating exactly what I wanted as a painter. Great success came from that discipline -- for which I am grateful.
So how did photography come into my sphere? I would say, the biggest reason is I found the love of my life, and had a family. Suddenly, time sped up and there were moments I wanted to freeze in time. I found that my career as a painter helped set me apart from others in this field. My style is heavily curated, and I am uncompromising with light, color and balance. This is fine art, and nothing short of that will do.
In the quiet morning hours, I often duck into my art studio and paint. Here is a recent install. Oil on canvas, 60" x 60"