• The Beaumont•

    This is my studio building at 316 W. 5th Avenue, where I work. Or try to, most of the time!

    I like to personify buildings so they represent the inhabitants. The resulting abstraction and personification is sometimes entirely unconscious. In this case, I had intended to make my building cheerful and welcoming (it is! and we are!) but the treatment came out a little… fierce and demented. It reminds me of Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo. The clouds look like steam puffs and give it an almost mechanistic or industrial. It looks busy – but cheerfully so.


    Acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″
    Summer, 2009
    Located at: The Beaumont Studios