Almost every painting I've done is inspired by another peice of art I've seen. The black and whites which dominate the site are all inpired by Franz Klein. One of my favorite paintings, the peice titled Armijo, was inspired by the March 2006 cover of Metropolitan home. I have this painting hanging in my apartment and I honestly hope it doesnt sell I like it so much. It really makes a statement. I recently had it framed in a black wood floater style frame like the piece on the cover of Metropolitan Home.
I finally finished watching the final series of Mad Men. I've always been into Mid Century Decor and Fashion. In the last season of Mad Men I was inspired to paint of series of Mid Century style paintings that I've named after the series. Check them out below.
I love the way the right art can transform a room. I am as inspired by Interior Design as much as anything when I paint and started painting so I could have something really bold and origional on my walls. I love the way a large, distinct painting can add life and personality to a room. Friends with very traditional interiors have asked how me how contemporary, abstract art can work with their traditional interiors and I show them the following images:
Franz Kline is my biggest inspiration artisitically. He was associated with the abstract impressionist movement of the 1940-1950's and his work has been revered since then. He is knows for his fluid, intense brush stokes and distinct style. Historians have referred to his art as minimal. It is said he was influenced most by equally, if not more well known artist, William De Kooning, whose suggestion led him to focus on abstract works. His first show was in November 1950, at the Egan Gallery in New York and featured 7 signature abstract black and white paintings. In 1958 his work...