September 7, 2015 - Gallery
My passion has always been color and my primary inspiration the natural world around me. I have always leaned toward using contrasting, saturated color in my work, finding few colors, when presented properly that cannot be used together. Their very conflict makes a statement and the result a narrative inviting the viewer to become intimately engaged.
My imagery offers a moment of awareness, a journey presented in a carefully fashioned interplay of pigments, movement, and texture extending reality by exaggeration and highlighting its passion. The results demand a deeper examination and beckon you into a world of vivid allusion. Whether the theme is social, emotional or psychological, each composition demands analysis.
When asked to describe my work I call it Digital Fusion or Digital Painting and my style as Digital Expressionism. Digital fusion or digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied through the use of a computer, a digitizing tablet, and graphics software. It has also been described as Digital photo-composites or Photomontages. Both terms were inherited from film photography but can easily be adapted to digital. In traditional photography both terms described a darkroom process that blended or collaged multiple images. To today’s photographer the darkroom has seemly been replaced by the computer, the techniques are similar.
Awards and achievements:
Spotlight and cover artist June 2015 Aces Magazine
Head Judge, Nassau County Comptrollers Office Art & Photography Exhibition, 2014
Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, Wounded Warriors Benefit, 1st Place for “Summer Kisses,” 08/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “1st Place” for “Paint the sky with Summer's kisses,” 04/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Floral Contrasts,” 03/14
Art Buzz, The 2014 Collection,” Second place in Graphic Arts 10/14
Briarcliffe College, LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Tranquility,” 01/14
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” for “Gardenia on White,” 12/13
Feature artist in the CSA Journal in 11/13
Briarcliffe College LI Artists “People’s Choice Award,” for “Fiesta,” 12/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “of Heaven and Earth,” 11/13
South Bay Art Association, “First Place, “Maternal Bond,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Honorable Mention” for “Neverending Winter,” 10/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “First Place” for “Sizzle,” 08/13
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities, “Third Place” Morning Impressions,” 03/13.
South Bay Art Association, “Honorable Mention, “Encore,” 05/14
Mac is currently Vice-President of the North Shore Art Guild, Inc. His additional professional affiliations include Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., Islip Arts Council, Guild Hall, Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council, Port Jefferson – Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, East End Arts and Humanities Council, South Bay Art Association, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Huntington Arts Council, Art League of Long Island, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the National Education Association.
"Steampunk Gone Soft"
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"Prisoner of Circumstance"
As seen on the Cover of "Aces" June 2015 2nd Anniversary cover. A feature article about my work can be seen on Page 7.
"Dahlia with texture"
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