I love exploring the complexity of human experience. Creating art is a way of exploring the parts of life that are intangible and can’t be quantified. There is a unique intimacy of our thoughts and emotions, and a certain mystery to chemistry, desire, identity, and influence. I am fascinated by personal narratives, the stories of our lives. I believe everyone not only has a unique story, but also has specific talents and abilities and wisdom cumulated from their personal experiences. Each day we interact in relationships, those influences continually change us and evolve us. These are the thoughts that inspire and drive my work. I frequently use repeated or cumulating elements or depict seemingly mundane activities emphasizing that much of the meaning and richness of life is actually found in small or ordinary things. There are metaphors for our larger struggles embedded in many simple daily activities. I like to use a palette of confident, expressive colors. I draw inspiration from art nouveau and midcentury periodical illustration. My work is influenced by: Gustav Klimt, Hans Hofmann, Wayne Thiebaud, and Coby Whitmore.
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