This gallery offers a glimpse at some of the pieces I've created in the live setting. The pieces here have been created at festivals, in clubs, and alongside live bands. The energy of the setting - the music, the crowd, the space - is an important part of the inspiration and journey of each piece. It's been a pleasure to create these works before an audience and share that magical creative journey with others.
Over the past year or two I have created an increasing amount of "Live Art" pieces. I felt for a long time that my process tended towards the studio; my detail work and layering processes don't translate well sometimes in the more spontaneous motions of live painting performances. I've been drawn into live painting because of the spontaneity and freedom it offers. It's a nice balance to the far more patient and careful work I create in my studio. You'll notice that these paintings seem to have more freedom of movement and not be nearly as detail-centric as most of the other work that I do. Sometimes it's fun to break out of that and simply paint in a much more free and expressive manner. The energy of the live setting helps to stimulate that sort of expression.
All of these pieces are painted with acrylic on canvas. Most of them are untitled.