I create architectural abstract paintings. I am inspired by movement, which I create on the canvas by working with lines and colors. My interest to create architectural spaces in my paintings is a way to merge my fascination with art... Read More
I create architectural abstract paintings. I am inspired by movement, which I create on the canvas by working with lines and colors. My interest to create architectural spaces in my paintings is a way to merge my fascination with art and architecture. The completed works vary in scale and use images taken from the built world around us as a starting point. Layers and lines are painted using oil paints suspended in a wax medium. The wax medium allows me to work forwards and backwards, constantly removing and adding layers to the painting. I am compelled to work in a larger scale because it allows me to enhance the viewers’ connection into the space. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. I grew up in Weston, Missouri, a small farming community, which had an impact on my artistic development with its open space and simple farm structures. I studied architecture at the University of Kansas and took various painting and drawing classes from the Fine Art department at the University. I was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Dortmund, School of Architecture, Dortmund, Germany in 1988-89. I received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1991 from the University of Kansas, School of Architecture and Urban Design, Lawrence, Kansas.After graduation, I lived in San Francisco and worked for an architect. I continued painting and drawing as a sideline to my architecture career. Several times, I attended a life drawing class at the California College of Art, keeping my interests in art. After living in the Bay Area for 2 ½ years, I moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1993, to follow another interest on min, my future wife. While I was in Little Rock, I continued my art and architecture careers, developing as an architect and painting after-hours. I took drawing and painting classes at the Arkansas Art Center. In 2000, Herron Horton Architects was established where I continue to work as a principal with my wife, Jennifer Herron. Since 2000, I have been developing my abstract architectural paintings, working from various studio locations at night and on weekends. In 2009, we designed and built a new house, architecture office and art studio. I continue to paint my abstract architectural paintings in my current studio as well as develop ideas for 3d abstractions of my paintings.
I am an artist and architect. I make architectural abstract paintings and sculpture.