Can I purchase art without a frame?
I cannot ship most paintings without a frame, the only exceptions are prints and stretched or rolled canvas. Frames help ensure that the artwork arrives in pristine condition. You are more than welcome to recycle the frame once the painting arrives.
Do you sell prints?
I've discovered through experience and endless research that the quality of original artwork is always better than the quality of a print. Original artworks also appreciate's in value more than prints and therefore make's better collector's item. Bank of America and UBS offer art collection as a way to diversify an investment portfolio.
In terms of prints, I prefer silk-screen for its longevity, however, these types of prints are not practical to make inhouse, and for that reason I rarely make them. Giclee prints are very easy to create, I own a professional printer with 200 years rated archival inks, and 99% color accuracy, however through countless studies and personal experience I've found that their shelf life of Giclee Prints, even using OEM inks rarely last the advertised length of time. Giclees are more prone to sun damage, heat damage, and do not last nearly as long as an original painting.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Almost any form of credit or debit card.
Can I use PayPal?
Paypal is preferred.
Do you offer payment plans?
The short answer is yes. Using Paypal I can email you a monthly invoice in the amount of your choosing. Placing the painting on hold until it's is fully paid for. This is a very common way to purchase fine art.
Do I need an account to purchase products?
Just add the products to your shopping cart and then pay at checkout. No sign-up required.
How soon will you post my order?
Most orders will be posted within 2 working days from the time of purchase. If you have particular requirements please contact me.
Do you have a return policy?
Yes. Please visit my return policy page.
How are prints packaged?
All A4 and A3 prints are sent in either a sturdy and suitably sized cardboard tube OR posted flat between two pieces of strong plastic board. If you have a preference, please contact me.
A5 prints come pre-packaged with cardboard backing and will be sent between additional pieces of suitable cardboard.
I can't find what I'm looking for.
This incarnation of the website is fairly recent. If you can't find a particular item then it might not be in the shop because it's either sold out or because it hasn't been added yet. If in doubt, get in contact.
There's an image I like but you don't sell prints of it.
If that's the case, let me know. If enough people express interest then I'd happily consider printing an edition.
When's your next Art show?
What are you wearing?
That's me in the photo above holding a wild butterfly while playing pool at a bar.
What is your mission?
I believe that art should be technically skilled and free to interpretation.
How is shipping handled?
Currently, original artwork is shipped and insured by FedEx, UPS, or DHL using their respective fine art shipping programs.
Where can I see your resume and read your bio?
Visit the about page.
In what context would your work best be viewed? Why?
In-person because photographs don't do it justice. You can see the brush strokes and texture in person much easier.
Are there any "signature" or repeating elements in your work?
I'd have to go with reflections.
What are your interests and/or obsessions?
I'm obsessed with my dog Coco, mostly because she's super sweet and adorable.
Is your work narrative?
I would say that my work can be narrative, I rely on iconography quite a bit. I'm generally trying to tell a story of some kind.
Is your work autobiographical?
I believe that all art is autobiographical in some way. I'm largely influenced by my environment, everyday conversations, and the people I surround myself with. I think it's hard to argue that the artist does not come out in the art. We paint, or create what we do, based on our beliefs and our relationship with the world around us.
Does your artwork attempt to make a statement or comment on the world around you? How?
Sometimes I offer a synthesis between juxtaposed ideas while leaving the artwork free to interpretation - which can be a challenge. Like the kid playing with a dead dolphin on a beach painting. I was attempting to make a statement about the environment and how we as a species aren't doing anything to solve the 6th mass extinction except argue about it.
Are you interested in making art that possesses beauty? What is beautiful to you? What does using beauty in your work do?
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” - Keats
Are you interested in depicting the grotesque? What is grotesque to you? What does using the grotesque in your work do?
Yes. The best art was considered grotesque when it first arrived on the art scene, like Michel-Angelo, Monet or Leonardo Da Vinci's artwork. There are a whole lot of artists who painted grotesque things many of which are household names now.
What kind of reaction do you want viewers to have towards your work? What do you hope they will experience, see, feel, walk away with?
I want people to love my artwork and I want them to leave inspired. Whenever I see a really good art exhibit I leave motivated.
Is your work social? How? Is your work political? In what way?
My work is not always political but it can be. The best example would be my painting titled, “The Prophets”. The painting was a reproduction of Caravaggio’s “The Entombment”. This work was deemed “The Most Offensive Painting Ever?” by the Huffington Post. I painted it a long time ago and I've improved tremendously in technical skill since then. However, I wonder if I've improved ideologically since then; we humans tend to be a bit more rebellious in our youth.
If you could speak to the world, what would you say? Why?
Desire causes suffering. I would say this because it's important to know what happiness is and how to achieve it. Also, saying that everything has been painted is like saying that every song has been written. Saying that abstract-conceptual art is the epitome of painting is like saying that Disco is the epitome of music.
Is investigation an aspect of your creative process? How is this connected to meaning in your work?
The artistic choices that I make are dependent on what I learn about the subject while investigating it.
Is intuition an aspect of your creative process?
I come up with concepts out of intuition, and sometimes use intuition to create more forms, however, I generally do things on purpose. My brush strokes are the result of years of honing and training, not randomness justified through thoughtlessness.