My abstract paintings are inspired by paper collages, botanical illustrations, and color field paintings. In these works, acrylic paint and ink washes are layered together to create luminous floating abstractions. The paintings begin with clustered shapes mingling with blooming line work, creating pockets of mystery for the viewer. Lush colors and intricate patterns swarm together, drawing the viewer to follow the trails slowly. My intention is to invite the viewer to look more curiously as the layers unfold, thereby creating a richer experience of the moment.
University of Georgia
Master of Fine Arts, 2014
Georgia State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2010
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