About the Artist
Born in Orlando Florida in 1969, I recently relocated to Maine after living and exhibiting my art in New Orleans over the past 19 years. I attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
My oil paintings, rendered in a glass-like precision, are figurative with a social commentary undertone. While the color palette and hyper-defined subjects draw the viewer in, there is also a sense of isolation with a distinct blankness to the backgrounds as negative space, and starkness of characters, as though they are paper dolls come-to-life.
Tensions depicted between characters, objects, and colors bring focus to sexual, gender, and race relation, as well as vulnerabilities, leaving in question who or what is the dominant power. Dichotomies are introduced, not to suggest conclusions, but to show the absurdity and the strength of human life and relation, without bitterness, and to leave the viewer with a sense of a bigger picture.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting, Printmaking