The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy.
I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.
The act of painting for me is often cathartic, and serves as a form of personal self-exploration. The imagery often represents the oscillation between the grueling and playful process of self-discovery within the work.
Vermont College of Fine Arts School Of Visual Arts, Illustration
Janet Kaplan Memorial Scholarship Award Merit Award VCFA Visual Arts, MFA 2018 Winner of Jerry Goldstein Foundation Merit and Achievement Award
Sept. 2018 TSU Avon Gallery, Nashville, TN
Aug. 2018 Towne Centre Theatre, Brentwood, Tn
July – Aug 2018 The University Club, Nashville, TN
There is Always Another Side, Always – Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/19142
Old Holland classic oil paints Primed linen coffee and tea Chocolate Pianos Stratocasters Hiking Snow Laughter Robert Simmons titanium brushes Rhapsody sabel hair brushes