BA Studio Art Painting with Art History Minor from Western Washington University, 2007.
Each picture starts with a mid-value acrylic base, often red/orange. From there I play with oils, each stroke inspired by the last while using music as momentum. The most successful pieces have gone through a series of failures, thus constantly providing an experience of growth as a painter. These pieces are often made up of multiple layers and phases, which I refer to as seasoned canvases. There is constant push and pull to create a sense of depth and balance in my work. I prefer to create on a large scale as it not only feels beneficial to use the whole body to actively paint, but the end result is more visually impactful and immersive. I appreciate painting small to practice control and balance within uncomfortable parameters and accept the process as a healthy challenge.
"A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful." Henri Matisse
Ventura, California, United States