I paint the spaces that exist between dreams, death and delusions. For me, moving colors around on the canvas to create visual imagery is both a therapeutic act of self-realization and a journey towards discovering new meaning and perspective on what it means to be human. The inspiration for my concepts are a sort of visual symbolism distilled from dreams, emotions, moments, and artifacts that surround me. I often dig into unknowns, letting curiosity guide me.
My art has been described as surreal, dark, visionary, brightly colored and impressionistic, I call it bohemian surrealism, as it trends outside of the norms, not really fitting neatly into any particular category.
I've been drawing and painting since I was a child and knew I wanted to be an artist from as young as I can recall. I did not attend art school, and I am mostly self-taught. Although, I did work among several artists at Matlacha Art gallery right out of high school. Known today as Lovegrove gallery and gardens, I lend my impressionistic style and bright color pallet to my time working in this magical place created by Leoma Lovegrove. I work primarily with Heavy Body Acrylic paints, frequently using Nova neons and UV Reactive Glo-paints within my pallet.