For as long as I can remember, art has been an important part of my life. It has been my one constant that I find myself disappearing into, and every time I do, I find myself filling my world with colours.The past five years have been filled with experiences from all over the world. I strongly feel the need to express the energy I hold on to through different forms of art; using and adapting my stories into diverse projects.
The biggest lesson that I have learned is to stay true to yourself and to explore what you love with no inhibitions. I believe that happiness comes from that, and I know when I paint or release creative energy, I feel that. I can share and evoke many emotional responses with perspective and expressionism. I am very abstract in my thought process and enjoy combining different ideas and mediums to create interesting projects.
My artwork tends to fall into a state of personal reflection lightly touching political and social ideals; using creativity to work through my life and break down any limitations I have of myself. Engaging in my past experiences I am able to express unstable knowledge, in particular to my service in the Military and of our presence in Afghanistan. This recurring theme is the foundation of my work, whether it is a direct portrayal or feelings that I have not been able to let go of. There is a common sense of struggle buried in the core of my subject matter and concepts behind the medias I choose. I would rather create a body of work that has meaning than to have it be aesthetically pleasing.
I don’t like to dip the tip of my brush in a palate of paint; I jump in to the bucket even though it is messy, it makes life more exciting.