My world is filled with shapes and colors. I am consumed by the beauty in my path. Exaggerated trees and whimsical shadows surround me, dividing the world into pieces. I take all of the pieces and fit them together to make a painting that twists nature and known icons into unconventional and amusing moments.
Rolling hills, expansive valleys, and majestic bodies of water become visual imprints on my mind. The patterns and sensations begin to cover the canvas with heavy brushwork and generous applications of paint to form majestic oaks amid rollercoaster vineyards. Violet mountains become the backdrop for disorganized valleys and cool marshes. The Sky erupts with cumulus clouds of umber and pink, and others fade across a shimmering ocean with purple horizons.
My intention is to make dynamic imitations--a déjà vu for the mind that will encourage viewers to examine their surroundings with a fresh perspective. I want to present nature and structure with a delightful whimsy that reminds the public to turn their head and look again next time they pass a familiar place that has lost its allure.
California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1986