I create beautiful, yet unsettling visual art pieces. I strive for subtle obscurity that engages the audience with imagery that represents eerie, yet visually beautiful scenes. I captivate the audience with my surrealistic world.
Complex coloration is a stylistic choice that is recognizable in my art work. I primarily use muted colors and a variety of intense undertones to bring the composition to life. Although my art is obscure, it often depicts peaceful compositions with still figures and serene landscapes. Mediums vary drastically between pieces. I’m very comfortable with painting with acrylic, gouache and watercolor; also exploring drawing materials, such as ink, charcoal and graphite. Additionally, three-dimensional work proves to be a great source of gratification, typically working with cardboard and clay, allowing me to expand my creativity.
Ever since I was young, there has been a fascination with abnormal content. I am inspired by the abstracted forms and artwork of Tim Burton and Salvador Dali. Dreary and other worldly feelings resonate from my artwork. I believe the sensation of unease that is created engages my audience to seek out answers that reside within. I express the unconventional side of myself through art. My artwork represents the macabre world that resides within the melancholy parts of my mind.
Attend a 4 year university, majoring in art history and minoring in fine arts.
By far my favorite moments during my time at SUNY Ulster have been artwork critiques in my advanced studio class. My classmates are the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Whenever we have critiques, seeing the talent and community of artists surrounding me, inspires me to further push my creative boundaries. I also enjoy receiving feedback from my peers, allowing myself to grow from my mistakes and embrace my imagination.