I am driven by the idea of idealized beauty and how it is ultimately constructed in my paintings. Having confined myself to painting portraiture for so long, I recently decided to challenge myself and incorporate still life compositions into my range of subject matter. I have found so much inspiration in their quiet complexity! I love to paint very loosely by liberating the paint and allowing for the unexpected to occur within the process. I encourage my work to go beyond standard versions of believable form or color, so that the possibility of subversion is free to exist. Within my work, whether it be a portrait or an object, I ultimately seek to represent the subject's 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