When illustrating I thrive on communicating a pre-defined message, but in my personal work I have no control what-so-ever over holding back what's in my mind head at the time.
Occasionally I'll snap a quick picture or jot down a sketch of something I've reacted to for ammunition when I'm back to my studio. My preference though is to paint from life. Please get in touch if you'd be interested in modelling or acquiring!
New York Scene
Two villainous old-timers observing a changing landscape.
Let's get married
This is the face of necessary recklessness. Painted shortly after a few dates and an engagement.
A celebration of Arber's 29th, and everyone being in the same place.
Gleb's resting face
Have you met Arber?
For me, sculpture is what downward dog is to yogis. It is endlessly challenging in a most restorative way.
Some I sell, some I don't. Some I do as commissions as long as I get to drive. Sort of like Kinder Surprise if it were a labour of love.
This is my mom
If she is a form, she is a gentle and playful shape, slowly on a mysterious course into the unknown.
This is Ben
Ben might be more excited that his kids are 4 years old than they are.
I found these busted glasses in a bike lane, and wondered what happened before I came along.
Berries can be magical things- some come in lanterns, some have swedish names. As a fun challenge I tasked myself with creating my own magical mini fruit. This was created after I put the kids I was babysitting to bed and passing time until their parents returned. I credit the material and conceptual inspiration to their fascinating interior design and their delightful children.