Everything is a story. Nothing is arbitrary.
An artist is an observer, carefully crafting impressions into media. A visual artist, I use shapes and colors to define the message. Sometimes bright, bold, provoking; as often, simply soothing, pleasing.
My background in graphic design has had an obvious impact on my art. Design without gimmickry, using straightforward shapes and uncomplicated color palettes to tell the story. Craft as important as the visual.
Cultures, too, have had an impact on my art. The themes presented in my art are inspired by the myths and traditions of our world. All cultures play a role in our history. We are the stories and observations of all who have preceded us.
The primal, often allegorical nature of portrayals found in Native American, Asian, Pacific Island, African, and Australian Aboriginal societies often influence my concepts and palettes. Sensitive to concerns presented through cultural appropriation, I respect these influencing cultures, study them to understand their history, and appreciate their impact on life and art.
Cultures have defined humankind. Stories to be shared.
The digital art prints below are some of my latest illustrations and designs originally created as vector art in Adobe Illustrator. Limited editions of the digital art are printed with pigment inks on smooth matte finish 100% cotton rag paper.
Please contact me at Route 1 Design for additional information regarding art prints from my original digital art.