About the artist
I live in Sarasota Florida, but grew up in South Texas. I attended Ringling College of Art and Design to study animation but found my true passion in illustration and painting. I transferred to and and graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration. I moved back to Florida this June and I am currently showing in 3 galleries.
The goal of my art is to channel my thoughts and feelings, leaving a part of me on the mediums that I work with. I hope that when you look at my art you also find a part of yourself. I hope it both wakens and quiets your inner self. It is like a Rorschach test, it is meant to say what it awakens within you as an individual.
My process begins and ends with shapes. All of nature is made of shapes and I start with larger shapes and layer them with smaller shapes, and then I mix them up creating a chaotic effect. I use oil and acrylic to create the layers and use ink to create architectural lines. The mix of media allows me to achieve the effect of controlled chaos. The paint is chaotic and dimensional but tied together with my use of architectural lines. The chaos does not work without the lines and the lines do not work without the chaos and drama of the paint. I utilize light and darkness to heighten the sense of drama within the audience.
My art is first and foremost an expression of myself. I want to show the complexity in all things but also the patterns which exist in all of nature. I hope to capture and express raw emotions with the use of texture, light and darkness.
It is about simultaneously restraining and letting go.
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