I am a visual artist based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. I have found that acrylic and gouache paint are the mediums that fit me best. I appreciate their forgiving nature and the speed at which they allow me to move. I work with wood for its strength and versatility. My bandsaw is an excellent addition to my studio. Being able to create my own shapes and forms allows me to bring a different level of depth to my work than I otherwise would be able to. I have been painting for most of my life and plan to continue to do so for as long as I can. I have a BA in Studio Art from Stetson University and hope to further my education in the future.
Painting has provided a far more suitable language for me to tell a story with than words alone ever could. There is a duality to my art by nature. My inspiration is drawn from a fascination with rendering the unseen, the spirit, and the body. I appreciate every moment of happiness and how it provides meaning to my everyday life. I contemplate how we move through the world and how the world moves through us; how we connect to one another and how we perceive those connections. I use crisp and chaotic linework to represent ideas. I love creating abstract patterns and representational elements that exist on the same plane. My work can be colorful and bright even when depicting the melancholy. Conversely, lightheartedness and humor find their way into my darkness. I am dependent on the dichotomies that shape our world.