I find inspiration in the transience of layers, both physical and metaphorical. With each subject I choose, I channel their history, details, and range, and choose media that will enhance these layers. I often work in spurts, letting each layer rest until the piece sparks my interest again, and I grab a new tool. With this time, often a piece will tell me which direction and what subject to pursue. Each material has their own personality, and I enjoy diving into each unique essence, and by blending materials, I am able to create contrast and texture for enhanced visual interest. These explorations include acrylic, spray paint, collage, watercolor, pastel, printmaking, photography, and digital manipulation.
My style often gravitates towards abstraction even when exploring traditional subject matter such as portraits. This includes contrasting organic shapes, color relationships, and the nature of materials to develop the expression in the work. Small mark-making combines with sweeping areas of color to move the eyes across each composition. Yet my work is still routed in research, experience, and reflection, as layers are made with intention in relation to the subject matter and conceptual goals.