“So much of our culture is defined by complex messages illustrated through strategic colors, simple symbols and evocative shapes. I ask, how can we push the messages that move us, keep us afloat when we feel underwater, and above all remind us that we are human, to be greater than words once said?”
INSPIRATION: Each painting is a geometric illustration of what I feel and see when I hear a found phrase or quotation.
STYLE: Much of my work is inspired by mid-century modern color palettes, lines, and rhythmic shapes. This style is derived from my past as a graphic designer, singer, and quilter. It connects my expertise in visual symbolism with the nuanced study of voice and sound, all of which exposes itself through a color palette that has forever followed my hand across fabric, pixels, and paint.
MEDIUM: I choose to work in acrylic for its saturation and quick-drying tendencies. The key to this style of work is in the meditative application of layers and layers of paint. Each piece can take anywhere from 20 hours to 2 months to complete depending on its size, and as one who is a student of efficiency, I look for ways to speed up the process while giving me plenty of room to create more work.
METHOD: Many ask, but there is no tape used in the making of my work! Just brush, acrylic paint, and a water-color-pencil grid system.
- South Coast Small Works Show, Groundwork!, New Bedford, MA, November 20th – December 24th
- Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA, September 23 & 24, 2017
- Natick Art Walk @ Renew Arts & Industries, Natick, MA, July 20, 2017
- JPAA Spring Members Show, The Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA, June 1, 2017
- Artist Talk, JPAA Spring Members Show, The Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, MA, June 4, 2017
- Marathon Literary Review, Issue #12, August 2017
- Hot Metal Bridge Literary & Art Magazine, Issue Number Twenty One, July 2017
- Lunch Ticket Literary & Art Journal, Summer/Fall Issue #11, June 2017