“I am open to being challenged and to question everything I do. For me, questioning and being curious is fundamental to learning and making art. Everyday I am drawing, writing poems, and recording my surroundings.
My current work is about experimenting with aspects of the figure. I start my process by acknowledging what is going on inside, a real sense of purpose, drive, connection, and response to the world. I want to have space to express emotions like tension, desperation, anger, and power and to allow the expression of movement. These fundamentals help me to delve into what may be hidden beneath our skin.
I sometimes paint the nude, the real, and the raw. I exaggerate the facial features, embrace figural distortion and intensify shapes with the use of expressive but minimalistic lines to find a sense of simplicity of what would otherwise be highly complex forms.”