I am currently working on a group of works that are inspired by my nostalgic remembrance of fairy tales and nursery rhymes from my child hood. My intention with these pieces is to not research the subject and accurately depict a scene from the story, but rather to explore elements of the narrative that I recall or somehow seem familiar. I often find that my recollection is a fairly distorted version of the original tale.
My fairy tale work led me to re-discover my boyhood fascination with pirates. In this series, each painting is part of a larger narrative that follows the "bad captain" and the crew of the XMS Blackheart on a desperate quest for treasure and glory at the Blood Volcano.
These iconic paintings allow me to explore my love of classic monsters.