Statement

My works consist of figuration and abstraction which are used to construct images informed by portraiture. I paint women as they provide a familiar reference point, depicting the emotional weight of complex relationships within an individual or others.

Through my work, I can more easily express moments of personal vulnerability. Each piece is an effort to fulfill an ever-present sense of longing. They capture a search to find something yet to be discovered. To leave oneself unguarded and emotionally open can be powerful. Life is beautiful but complicated. These past few years have had a significant impact on all of us and has caused me to question the choices I have made and make. It is this dichotomy in which I am interested in portraying as a response to the world around me.