Artist Statement

Creating abstract paintings is a method to open my mind. Everyday experiences and emotions are often difficult to express in a typical fashion; my work is my way of conveying these instances without words. There are a variety of ways in which we engage with our complex experiences. The visual abstraction of these experiences is what I convey through the colors, strokes, compositions, and so on. I often start with an internalized thought: a feeling from a certain occurrence, a sentence that I could not verbalize fully, or even a melody that lingers. I explore these instances in an attempt to convey depth beyond just paint on a surface. Though there are intentional thoughts behind each painting, I strive to create an open experience for the viewer. Each painting represents a personal moment or uncomfortable emotion, all of which should be experienced individually.


Original abstract paintings and prints.