I describe this style of my art as "allegorical Realism." The works in this gallery are representational, narrative paintings with symbolic content that have an underlying sense of humor.
I hope you enjoy the paintings in this gallery. The humor I use here is sometimes obvious, sometimes a bit more subtle, and as with most comedic work, open to interpretation. It is never intended to hurt anyone, but is my way to show a mirror of contemporary society. Ideally, it will get people to laugh at themselves.
If art is a way to explain a culture to others then my social commentary paintings do just that. In half a century, people can look back at my acrylic on panel paintings and learn about life in America at the beginning of the 21st century with its fashions, cell phones, and daily worries in much the same way that we look at Northern Renaissance master Jan Van Eyck's paintings to find out what life looked like in Flanders in the 15th century.
Many of these creations have symbolism pages included along with the details below the main image that you can click on to get a complete description of the iconography of the painting. Please enjoy finding your own meaning in the works, then checking to see if you agree with my own message and description.
If you would like to find out more about my motivation for including the symbolism in his works, please read my blog post Why I have content in my paintings even when (most) art these days doesn’t. You may reach it by navigating to the "Blog" tab at the top of the website and then selecting the title of the blog post or by clicking on the hyperlink of the title. If you particularly like any of the artworks, kindly share it with your friends via the social media buttons next to it. I'd love it if some of the pieces would go viral! Thanks so much for your support of my artwork!