Growing up I was always the artistic type, but I didn’t realize my calling as an artist until about two years ago. It came at a difficult time in my life; I was heading down a road of self-destruction and struggling to find a purpose for myself. Nothing seemed to motivate me as I stumbled through a maze of artificial highs and substantial lows. I was fortunate enough to have a strong support system of friends and family surrounding me, and they lifted me up and encouraged me to pursue a career as a fine artist.
While I like to leave my work open for the viewer’s interpretation, I will tell you that much of it is inspired by my life experiences and spiritual contemplations. I’m a firm believer in the power of the mind, and much of my work explores the interplay of human consciousness and the natural world.
I use a variety of techniques and mediums
consisting primarily of oil, acrylic and graphite, often allowing the paint to spill and spread freely over the canvas to achieve a natural effect. My intention is not to please every single viewer, but rather to resonate with a few on a very intimate level. The struggle and emotion that goes into my work often shows itself in ways that are very relatable to viewers who have had experiences similar to mine.