Where Maps Meet Public Art
In a new initiative, the Souderton Business Improvement District repurposed vintage newspaper vending machines and have given them a new lease on life.
They are fulfilling 2 great needs here: beautification through public art and providing maps of our businesses. Watch for these machines to pop up in their permanent locations throughout Souderton. Make sure to take a look at the map and check out all of our great businesses. Maps will be inside the machines, mounted permanently to the top, and you can download the map through our QR code.
MEET THE ARTISTS
I live and work in a former cigar factory in Souderton PA with my wife Heather (a glass & jewelry artist) and our dog Crusher. We took it from a rough dirty shell and turned it into a warm inviting space full of art. Most of my work is done in oil pastels: messy, rich, and a unique blend of drawing & painting. I also paint in oils and draw in ink. Stop in to check out my studio and lots of paintings of skies, trees, rolling fields, barns, and industrial sites. I like to focus on the everyday scene that might go overlooked but is totally worth acknowledging as a painting.
Oil pastels are a perfect choice for me. They are like a lush waxy crayon allowing me to create a piece of art that feels like a painting but is applied like a drawing. The brand I use was originally manufactured for Picasso and they remain the same today.
My work is known for dark outlines, unique views of the world around me, and great mark-making within strong compositions. I also make my frames and try to handle as much of the process of creating & presenting my work as possible. When I'm not painting, I enjoy my fish tank (the best studio mates!), being involved in Souderton's revitalization on multiple non-profits, and working on our factory building.
I am a freelance artist working and living in Souderton. I graduated with a degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design and am an in house artist at Souderton's Art on the Hill, where I sell prints and original art. My work is whimsical, colorful, and always incorporates graphic shapes and movement. Traditional drawing and painting are my true passions, but I also enjoy digital painting and graphic design. My latest project is a mural that is being installed in Small Batch Kitchen's new Cafe and Storefront in Lansdale.