I’M INSPIRED BY THINGS THAT USED TO BE BEAUTIFUL.
As a fine artist, I enjoy combine and collage work using mixed media, but have been experimenting with portraiture and realism in acrylic most recently. Emotion (happiness, sadness, feelings of loss, hopefulness for the future, etc.) plays a very large role in my work, and tends to fuel my paintings. I am inspired most by the work of Robert Rauschenberg and Anslem Keifer, and the use of found items collected from lives other than my own.
I also enjoy going outside of my more serious subject matter, and painting birdhouses, bears, and exploring a variety of craft-based projects.