Who I Am

I bring forth what is inside of me in my artwork. In other words, I paint my heart out. My artwork has become my teacher and has guided me through an evolutionary healing process to help me see the true beauty in life. At times, I feel my work to be living, breathing, cosmic, portals into another dimension that show us that there is more to us than just us. I use dreams, imagination, personal experiences, books, movies, music, people, or places that I know as catalysts to spark an image in my mind for my heart to connect to when creating a painting. For most of my work, I don’t use any models or do any preliminary sketches or outlines, and I haven’t thrown anything away and started over. Every pastel on sheetrock piece that I have started has been completed. I let go of any concrete images of how a painting should come out and do my best to be present within each moment and trust what comes to me while painting, so that my heart is the main force behind each line or curve of the pastel letting the painting evolve into harmony. 


I love all of my work. And I believe my work to be evidence of the evolution of the human spirit into beauty. So I am making it my mission to continue to evolve through my work and to share this beauty with the world. My artwork is who I am.

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Ian in studio
collage of Ian in studio

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What my work is teaching me

Birth of a Superhero

Birth of a Superhero | 2014 7/2/2019 Birth of a Superhero is my first pastel on sheetrock painting. I believe that I started the piece in late October of 2014 and finished it on December 1, 2014. I kept it a secret until it was finished. It was after a trip to Dia in Beacon,…

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“What the fuck do you want?!”

“What the fuck do you want?!” 9/4/2018 Throughout my life, I would get subconscious visitors in the night while I slept. I would wake up in the middle of the night and there would be a human figure standing over my bed. The first time this happened, I was around 9 or 10 years old.…

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“Well, you were always my favorite, always my man”

“Well, you were always my favorite, always my man” | 2016 9/4/2018           The name of this piece comes from the chorus of the song “Savior” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. When I first heard the song about fifteen years ago, I thought of my father. As I sang along, I felt that I…

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In The Name of The Mother

“In The Name of The Mother” | 2017   We celebrate in the name of the mother for her love is a quiet presence keeping us grounded  in life

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Chinatown Bridge

Chinatown Bridge | 2017 Brown and peach sit on my diaphragm as I float above my crossing.   I just ask that as I make my way through the thick and supple shadows, that I cross into a fiery dance hall where passion balloons and thrives to symphonize both parties into dancers of passion, bringing…

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