Equal parts emotional self portrait, visual exploration and psychological narrative, my paintings are a mix of my life and my formal artistic concerns.

Often my initial impetus for a painting is to manifest the intangible within myself: to bring to light and understand my own inner emotions or those I’ve witnessed in another person.

The narrative requires an enigmatic quality or it risks becoming literal. Therefore, I set the figure in an undefined place in time with limited details surrounding it. Guarded poses build nuanced emotion and place the focus on the figure and their emotional state. Compositional devices, color treatment and lighting construct tensions and add to the psychological complexity of the narrative.

Ultimately, I hope to create a subtle emotional confrontation with the viewer—one that draws them in and leaves them questioning.