I am driven by the idea of idealized beauty and how it is ultimately constructed in my paintings. My source material originates in the glossy images contained within fashion and glamour magazines, thus my subject
is women. In addition to painting women, I also create paintings of birds. I feel the two are related in some way – perhaps in their fragility and fleeting presence.
I paint very loosely by liberating the paint and allowing for the unexpected to occur within the process. I encourage my work to rationalize itself beyond any standard version of believable form, so that the possibility of subversion is free to exist. My paintings suggest a sense of vulnerability whereby the
subjects convey an intimidated awareness occupying an unfamiliar space. Within my work, I ultimately seek to represent characters and their inherent characteristics.
I want my paintings to be about paint, so that they can only exist as paintings and not in any other form of medium.
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, 1998
Buckinghamshire New University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2006