A concept for a new collection

I’ve come up with a concept for a show that combines elements of ’50s sci-fi movie posters, the glamor of female celebrities from the ‘70-’80s, and comic book pin up art from the ’90s. I’m tentatively titling it, “Heroines”. I’m mixing my love of pop culture and infusing it with a fine art sensibility. I hope to have a 10-12 piece collection of mixed media paintings done in my usual “kinetic style” by the beginning of 2015. I want it to be colorful, sexy, and empowering! I’ve already secured a space to host a preview show next summer. Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE (9.16.13) – I’m three paintings in, one nearly completed, two half done and I am learning so much about women beyond standard anatomy. I never expected, nor thought it possible, but my respect for women has grown with each new paint stroke. My process involves really thinking about and understanding my subject and exploring avenues of thought not necessarily common to me. This is turning into a greater creative and personal experience than I imagined!

Paintings 1-3 in progress.

Paintings 1-3 in progress.

A new works in progress page!

I’m on a new mission to complete at least one ten minute sketch per day. After the time limit has been reached, I have to stop and leave written comments on what needs work and what was done well. I’m hoping this will strengthen my work as an artist and make me more aware of my weaknesses. In addition to creating a tumblr page that I use to find and post references for my work, I’ve added a works-in-progress page where I plan on creating an online diary with images of my progress.

Click on the image below to see how things are developing.