As a painter I would classify my two main styles of painting as contemporary figurative and modern abstract. I have always found it hard to put a label on myself in terms of which category my work fits because some of the boundaries are blurred. I would like to call myself an outsider artist yet I don't fit that category either. I have had some formal training in art and I do teach so I can't exactly call myself that, but maybe I can call myself an 'experimentalist,' because that is what I do, that is my art, just one big experiment after another, always trying new ideas, pushing the limitations of the medium. It is about exploration rather than the mastery of one particular medium.
The term "figurative art" is often taken to mean art which represents the human figure, or even an animal figure, and, though this is often the case, it is not necessarily so. Since the arrival of abstract art, the term figurative has been used to refer to any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world. So in saying that, I do classify a majority of my work under this umbrella.
Slide show gallery
If you see something you like, I am always open to commissions!