I started using watercolors in 2009. Initially, this move was driven by a commercial impulse to produce affordable work that I could make and sell more quickly. I was also between studio spaces and watercolors were more compact and less toxic (cats + oil primer = disaster).
I began drawing from source material for many of my “popular” El Track oil paintings. The immediacy of working with watercolor and the fluidity of the paint appealed to me and I started to develop my own style – closer to the opacity of an oil painting perhaps but with the freshness of working quickly.
Thematically consistent with my oil paintings: fast food places, laundromats, el tracks and neighborhood streets… all make an appearance here.