Imagination has always been my favorite form of thought. It allows my inner-child to feel comfortable enough to ask “what if” a million times, and then paint about it. Creating primarily from imagination is something I felt resistance towards for many years. While I dabbled in abstraction as and undergrad art student, I was all too aware of the boldness it takes to share a personal side of myself that may or may not resonate with others. Leaving myself wide open for the world to see. This intimidated me into becoming primarily a landscape painter until very recently, when I finally found the desire to reinvent my painting style.
I’ll be honest, I am still experimenting, and likely always will be. But I finally feel as if my paintings are a reflection of my soul in the most genuine way possible. My addiction to color, layers, and texture communicate emotion in a tangible way. When painting for the joy of painting and to release complex emotion, without a confining objective, I find myself passionately captivated and in a state of total bliss.