Inspiration

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My portfolio of oil paintings is a response to my surroundings, meant to evoke a nostalgic moment in time, captured in the magic of paint. These works are created using a system of layered, textured oil paints on canvas, with undulating, ever-changing, and spontaneously accidental strokes. Many layers combine to give the surface depth and richness, thus guiding the viewer’s eye ever deeper into the canvas.

I often feel as though my paintings paint themselves. As each layer forms, the original intent is lost and a new one emerges. A dance takes place between clarity and confusion as I am carried along on the tide of expressive creativity using color, texture, movement, and an array of painting tools.