Artist Inspiration

Behind the Work: The Wild Things

Behind the Work: The Wild Things

Do you ever wonder what the inside of your brain looks like? I wanted to make a painting that would be an exploration and interpretation of my feelings inside my head as colors. This how The Wild Things came to be.

Why a Visual Journal is a Must in my Creative Process and Daily Routine

Why a Visual Journal is a Must in my Creative Process and Daily Routine

If there is one routine and creative process that shapes my entire studio practice it is my discipline with my visual journal. I keep a notebook journal where I write down my thoughts almost daily and I have a visual mood board where I hang photos, magazine cutouts and basically anything else that I find that is currently inspiring me. But the most important aspect of my studio practice is the work that I do in notebooks each and every day.

Behind the Work: Mini Cake Paintings

Behind the Work: Mini Cake Paintings

Earlier this year I started experimenting with impasto - the process of laying on paint thickly so that it stands out from a surface. I started doing some small color studies, pouring paint straight from the tube, making color patterns and mixing super thick and heavy amounts of paint. That’s how my mini paintings were born.

Behind the Work: The Travelers Series

Behind the Work: The Travelers Series

The Travelers is an ongoing series of vibrantly colorful paintings created using multiple layers of oil paint and inspired by my archive of photographs. In The Travelers I’m working to create art that evokes the passage of time as it is - fluid and transitory. By looking back at my archive of photography work, I can look to the future and imagine where it might go.