My intent is to create a visual narrative that intrigues both the mind and eye through symbolism. Familiar subjects painted in a subtly surreal, whimsical environment invite the viewer to consider the deeper meaning of each painting.
Working primarily with acrylics, my paintings are built up with multiple layers of paint and textures utilizing handmade paper or stencils.
I am influenced by everything around me and want to try everything, consequently my subject matter can seem ephemeral. However, if you look closely, you can see that color is the common denominator which bridges themes about connections, women and the natural world.
While I usually have a vague idea of a subject when starting a new painting, I rarely do much pre-planning. Often that original concept goes through multiple iterations before the final piece is complete. The less I’m locked into an outcome, the more fun I have and the more possibilities present themselves.
“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy.”