My artistic studies started with a discovery of my ability to accurately portray representational subject matter. However, I have recently found freedom in combining it with abstraction. My mediums vary from oil to acrylic combined with wax and sand, creating an impasto quality.
With a love of the gestural beauty that the mediums can take on themselves, my paintings explore the past and future of the human soul through color and texture. Using palette knives, brushes and sometimes unconventional tools, I use the paint as a 3 dimensional material. I have found a twofold direction in my work, embracing abstract improvisation as well as using unbridled color in intentional human forms. My need to unleash untested concepts of the mind combined with a free-flowing intuition in use of color drive each of my paintings.
Upcoming Exhibition 2018: Oct 13 & 14th with ARTSPAN Open Studios at JAX Wine Tasting Room in SOMA, details to come
Past Exhibitions: Oct 2017
"Uniendo the Past" with artist, Tere Casas
see event photos below
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Brushstrokes Juried Competition Finalist
ARTSPAN feature spread
Best in Show, SAL 5th juried regional show
Artistic studies: Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCSB and ULCA in variety of disciplines including theory, figure drawing, oil painting, acrylics, and watercolors.
"Uniendo the Past" at The Laundry in SF