My art is centered around the human body. I want to convey its openness and vulnerability, a condition where all superficiality has been removed. Painting the figure is a wordless dialogue, a visual conversation between two human beings. I want the viewer to see what I’m seeing: the incredible beauty and complexity concealed within each individual. In a way I worship the human form for there is nothing more integral to our experience than the experience of relating to another person.
My line work and colors are informed by the curves of the body, I see them as hills and valleys, a flowing, breathing landscape. My paintings are a mixture of precise drawing juxtaposed against the spontaneity of wet and free-flowing paint. I’m interested in the balance of order and chaos.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.