At the center of my creative expression is the melancholy of nostalgia and the sense of mystery and discontent.
Inspired by personal photographs and found imagery, my paintings dwell mainly on the face. Deliberately blurring the space between figurative and abstract, I veil, distort, focus and manipulate the image so that the original source is not always apparent.
Working primarily in oil on canvas, my palette is predominately one of strong contrast and limited color, delving into the soul of the photographs that are my inspiration. There are seldom backgrounds in my paintings, as the images float outside of time and without any contextual reference, pushing faces into close ups and highlighting emotions.
The women in my paintings are both vulnerable and strong, conveying their strength in haunting and expressive eyes that invite the viewer to create their own narrative or meaning.