My paintings are a conversation between my internal life, and the experience of living in the everyday world. They are stories condensed into an image that becomes a window into another world, where my characters are having a kind of parallel life.

My earliest artistic influences were children’s books, which are very alive in me today. I also loved cartoons. The Addams Family, Bloom County, and Peanuts. This beautiful medium is ingenious at portraying the character of life in simple lines.

I was drawn to the subtle and the macabre. My work touches on darkness because I believe our darkness, or shadow self, is a valuable resource worth exploration.


Below is a link to a video project created by myself and Travis Monroe. It goes into depth about why exploring our darkness has value.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl6_uzwnqRs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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