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.