ARTIST STATEMENT: Making art has always been an important part of my life. As a child, whenever I saw a pen, it was my natural instinct to grab it and start doodling, whether it be on the walls, sofa, floors, or any other nearby surface. I can remember the moments when I would come to and suddenly drop my pen, thinking, “What did I do?!” As I have grown older, drawing on walls and furniture has become less of a problem, but the way I lose myself in art remains the same.
When painting, time and my surroundings cease to exist. Once I begin a piece, my brush takes over and I allow the painting to find itself. My process is intimate and comes from deep within my soul. I have displayed my work across the country, received multiple awards, and have been commissioned by both public and private parties. I am deeply grateful for these opportunities as my work is so closely associated to who I am and what I believe.