My goal is to evoke memories with my work as I experiment with ideas of human identity and nature. In my work I am not interested in realism; as a painter I feel compelled to leave my process exposed. From paint bleeding out of the edges to pencil marks, to me these kinds of gestures express the idea that loveliness manifests itself from the inside out. 

   Surface and materiality are essential to my work. These two elements allow me to create forms that border the realm of landscape, and manipulate the figure-ground relationship to encompass abstraction, rather than reality. Watering down my paint allows me to work loosely and let certain aspects of the application fall out of my control. In between familiarity and vagueness is a space that allows for imagination.