Artist Statement

I am attracted to strong visual imagery; imaginative uses of color, and powerful, expressive brushstrokes. In my own pieces, this translates into vibrant images that depict a world where the viewer desires to be a part of it. My work is fun, rich in characters, and draws you in beyond the image. I am particularly interested in how the natural human posture can express ones inner self, as well as merging the figure and space to create a crafted reality more beautiful than its source of inspiration. My paintings allow the viewer the question their presence in the organic sensorial realm I have created for them. I am constantly trying to combine my interest in a way that that add flavor and dimension to my point of view, through the combination of the figure, texture, brushstrokes, and color. I am looking forward to stepping away from painting the figure, and moving into the new phase in my artistic journey. The figure will still be presented, but in a less obvious faction. My works will include the study and exploration of fabric (clothes) and other mundane objects. I am intrigued with the stories such things can convey on canvas.

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