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SAGE STUDIO
MULTI MEDIA PAINTINGS
Texas
 

THE FACTS


 











I AM A TRUE TEXAN 
IF YOU HAVE SEEN MY WORK IN PERSON, OR KNOW ME... THERE  IS NO QUESTION. BUT WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW IS WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE MIND OF OUR KIND. HOLD ON BECAUSE YOU'RE IN FOR A WILD & COLORFUL RIDE!

MY STYLE
UNMISTAKABLY MODERN, MY WORK PROVIDES A GLIMPSE OF PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCES IN A MULTITUDE OF MEDIUMS AND THEMES. THE EXOTIC FLAVORS OF RYTHYM & CULTURE FROM NEARBY MEXICO ARE A CONSTANT RESOURCE. MY STYLE IS CELEBRATED WITH VIBRANT COLORS, LOOSE & SIMPLE COMPOSITIONS WITH A TEXAS TWANG.

INFLUENCES
EARLY ON PICASSO WAS MY FAVORITE, PERHAPS FROM SHARING THE SAME BIRTHDATE OF OCT 25, OR HIS CLAIM THAT AT 85 HE WAS JUST LEARNING TO DRAW! 

JACKSON POLLOCK WAS FREE WITH PAINT AND TEXTURAL SURFACES, WHICH IS ALSO PART OF MY FOCUS. JASPER JOHNS PAINTED A HUGE ALL WHITE AMERICAN FLAG THAT I VISITED IN MOMA. I WAS IN HEAVEN! THIS GAVE ME THE PERMISSION TO CREATE ENDLESS COLOR COMBINATIONS. MATISSE WAS ALSO CREATIVE WITH HIS LONG TOOLS, AND CUT OUTS....ANYTHING YOU POSSESS CAN BECOME A TOOL!

THE PROCESS
MY PREFERRED MEDIUM IS ACRYLIC; IT HAS A FAST AND SPONTANEOUS QUALITY THAT I FIND OILS AND WATERCOLORS LACK. THIS IS DESIRABLE BECAUSE I SPEND EVERY SECOND OF A PAINTING SESSION STANDING...YIKES!
MY PHILOSOPHY IS TO ELIMINATE THE GAP FROM CREATIVE IMPULSE TO WHAT HITS THE CANVAS. I CAN WORK ON SEVERAL PIECES AT ONCE, GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THEM. THIS ALLOWS ME TO CHANGE MY PERSPECTIVE, AND ADS TO THE SPONTANEITY AND CREATIVE PROCESS. ( NOT TO MENTION...MESSY FLOORS)

MY TOOLS ARE ALSO VERY IMPORTANT, I USE LONG LARGE BRUSHES OR PALLETES TO APPLY, SCRAPE, AND LAYER PAINT.  MY PAINTS ARE OF ARCHIVAL QUALITY, AND I STRETCH MANY OF THE LARGE CANVAS' TO GET THE DESIRED SIZE.  THE WATERCOLOR PAPER YOU FIND ON MANY WORKS, IS FROM ITALY. 

MY GOALS
FINALLY BEING ABLE TO SAY THAT I AM A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST, TOOK MANY YEARS. AND DONT FORGET THAT LITTLE THING CALLED A BFA. NOW THAT I AM COMFORTABLE IN THE GENRE, I REALIZE I HAVE BEEN AN ARTIST ALL MY LIFE.

I FIND MYSELF CONSTANTLY REINTERPRETING THE MEANING AND ROLE OF ART. 





















 

 
 
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