My work has changed greatly over the years. During high school and college, my subject matter was reactionary to the injustices of life. I focused mainly on the pain and hurt that we experience in life. Now, I want to show the viewer the beauty of life around them, rather than the dark aspects of life. I want the viewer to acknowledge that negativity exists, but also know that there is much more to life. This shift in viewpoint can be a tremendous catalyst for the transformation of a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Overall, it is my desire for the viewer to be inspired by life’s beauty, which I recreate in paint. I want these replications of life to remind the viewer the value that nature has in our lives . . . and for this memory to invoke desire within the viewer to be good to the Earth. I want the viewer to:
Let the joys of life grow within you, and then spread to the world around you . . . as a flower grows under the light of the sun, spreads its seeds across the land, and creates more beauty for all.