I specialize in Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylics, Other
When asked to describe my work, my response is typically, “surreal, compelling, evocative, otherworldly, and inexplicable.” I want people to see what I see when I look at the world. I often experience dissociation and derealization, common symptoms of depression or anxiety. So when I am developing a painting, it stems from having stepped across a dimensional border where I look back into my old world from this new position. Over time, art for me has evolved into a living necessity. It is how I communicate. Most of my work is an expression of the relationship between myself and the world at large. I feel a collective energy of emotions: sadness, happiness, hurt, nostalgia — and I create. It is a feeling I get that needs to be shared through a paintbrush, something I have found words cannot do. Often as I paint, I listen to music. I capture what my mind sees when hearing song lyrics and melodies, a compromise to my derailed pursuit of a music career. I approach my paintings as a series of conversations. I find an overall theme and let it percolate. I take in my surroundings, listen to the world. Then I begin work on different pieces at the same time. Each can exist as a standalone, but when viewed together, they reveal the message in its most complete form. Within my work there is a sense of longing, escapism, and universality. I create to heal and to expose the beauty that grows from a neurotic mind. My hope is that others can sense that and use my work as a tool for their own journey.
A sample of what we will have at the Revel: