1934 Chrysler on Way to Michigan Theater
Painting , 18" x 28".
The primary reason I paint Detroit architecture and automobiles it to show a city that
helped to shape our country with automobile production that led to the creation of the
greatest architecture in the world. The Chrysler Building in New York City is a testament
To the success Walter P. Chrysler had when it came to production. The architecture
in Detroit such as the Fisher building was created because the Fisher Brothers who
created the first enclosed car were able to make a product that generated a lot of money
in and out of Detroit. This prosperity has been the primary reason that so many
magnificent buildings and cars exist today. I travel to Detroit to sketch, research,
photograph and paint several times a year. These images are subjects that I am
dedicated to paint whole heartedly. The originality is reflected in the unusual perspective,
exaggerated viewpoints and the incorporation of purple into vehicles that didn’t contain
such colors. The goal is to portray the vibrancy that was the mainstay of Detroit and New
York during the early 20th century.
The primary goal as a painter is to capture the essence of a Movie theater that no longer
exists and automobiles that are not seen every day.