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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999.
Worked in graphic design and illustration for 15 years.

My work is a culmination of my experience with color, design and painting.

It stems from the human desire to find familiarity from marks and shapes. When I was a child I would stare at the ceiling or textures on the wall and notice the forms it would create by the street lights outside. There were things moving and dancing and fighting. Faces and creatures would come alive by nothing more than a few bumps or marks on the surface. I’d see color where there was none. This isn’t unique to me. This is a phenomenon humans experience like seeing faces and shapes in cloud formations. It is called pareidolia. Though in this case I’m trying to find appealing shapes with my own paintings as I paint or shortly after it dries.

When I close my eyes or stare into a dark room these shapes come alive and for years I’ve tried to grab them, but they would escape after I'd blink or look away. No image could ever stay long enough. These paintings are my attempts at capturing these forms before they vanish. Sometimes they take several attempts, but the idea is to move fast and use different surfaces. Some porous. Some slick. My materials are palette knives, spraying tools, needle nose ink dispensers and anything I have found walking in the street through the years.

I use acrylics, inks, watercolors and mixtures that I have collected over the years on discarded 35 millimeter film canisters. This is the way I’ve been working since 2010. I’ve painted thousands of these small paintings. Each one labelled with a number. The smaller paintings start from 1 to 10,000. I've painted 2000 of them so far though the best paintings are the ones I make into prints. The next series are larger ones that continue from 10,001 and forward. With each new painting comes a new excitement of something that could not have been created or exist in any other way. That is part of the excitement I feel when I paint and create them.


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marystk Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
thanks for the :+devwatch:
diazartist Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welcome.
rasmus-art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for the :+devwatch:, I appreciate this...

:dance: :highfive: :dance: 
The-ill-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Dude, you ROCK...HARD!!!
diazartist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man.
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