I love illustration because I enjoy the process of telling stories with images. I love the process of creating and laying out a story, and the actual production of its elements. While I have experience in graphic design, my main focus is illustration because it gives me the opportunity to be creative and express both abstract and literal concepts.
I use my art to illustrate moments from the stories I create. In my comics I depict the stories themselves and the specific situations I find to be the most entertaining and relevant. My paintings are usually more abstract concepts representing story elements and ideas. Even in my comics I focus on delivering the message clearly though the images themselves before any words are added.
I put deep thought into the composition in all of my works. When laying out the composition of an illustration I go through many sketches and test out different concepts. Experimentation is one of my favorite parts of making art. I thrive while I am discovering ways to illustrate things using different mediums and exploring the strengths of a given medium to emphasize my message.
After SUNY Ulster I plan to:
Transfer to a 4 year college.