Serving as a medium for the Iconic
The icon series is about capturing the essence of the person I paint. I began by listening to their music, watching their movies and/or researching what they have achieved. Then I try to get beyond what their “image” was (or is) and try to know them as best I can. I want to know the way they have made people move, feel and how they have impacted their era.
My style is based on expressionism and abstraction. I use colour to convey their personality then layer the figure over top to marry both, completing the piece.
All my pieces are painted on 1/2" Komacel. Komacel is high density plastic that is commonly used for exterior signage. I up-recycle the Komecel from discarded signage as often as I can.