Inspired by personal experiences, conversations and current events, my work moves between the insignificant and meaningful. I believe art can be a form of escapism, tongue and cheek, biting commentary and protest. I like to explore all of these areas.
Influenced by artists such as Scott Listfield, my drawing professor John Gee, and Audrey Kawasaki, my work very precise and pays a lot of attention to the details. I primarily use colored pencil on wood surfaces, I like the juxtaposition of the smooth, vibrant colors of the pencil against the warm, visual texture of the wood.
I recently dove back into encaustic painting as well, (after 3 or 4 years?!). These pieces are some of my favorite because of their calming nature. Inspired by subjects completely unrelated to my other work, they really let me get out of my head.
Sometimes we all need to indulge in some escapism, and sometimes we want to be challenged. My work lives in a combination of these feelings.