My paintings are my attempt to capture beauty even in the most unlikely of places. I enjoy bringing a new perspective to the viewer, whenever possible. My favorite paintings are pleasing to the eye, but on closer examination, incorporate an element of irony. A subtle glance in a person’s eye can transform a composed portrait into a haunting portrayal of a person swelling with emotion. A sparkling glint of light can make a gutted fish appear as if it is made of diamonds.
Physically, my works are constructed with acrylic on panel, using a layered mixed-media process that was developed through experimentation.
I enjoy combining man-made, decorative patterns with organic subject matter.I am continually intrigued by the uniqueness of human nature and our interactions with each other, as well as our environment. I find that the stroke of my paint brush can quickly express what I may hopelessly fumble to articulate with words.