From the time I possessed the dexterity to pick up a crayon, it was evident that art would be significant in my existence. However, it was an arduous battle with leukemia as a teenager that caused me to focus on my natural abilities. Many describe my work as simultaneously vivid and peaceful- a quality that I believe stems from this experience and my deep faith in God, and also identifies each piece as unmistakably mine.
A Contemporary Impressionist, I paint using oils and palette knives on stretched canvas. Dynamic texture formed from an expressive impasto technique is characteristic of my work, and allows for an amplified sense of depth in each piece. Use of vibrant color creates unique energy that draws the observer into the painted space.
My work is inspired by nature as I believe that the beauty around us is one of the most amazing ways God touches us with His presence. Akin, to my own experience with the healing abilities of art, the goal of my work is to provide a visual resting place where viewers can escape, unload the burdens of their day, and be reminded of the joy and splendor all around us.