My work has an ambiguity that combines 19th century Victoria imagery with contemporary surrealism. When I work, I am unencumbered by social restrictions, I allow myself to paint freely what I want, the way I feel it. While blending a sense of the absurd I ponder such issues as emotional isolation, longing,and the psychological vividness of childhood.
I explore the density and despair of a nightmare as I expose the vulnerability of my own childhood as well as my dreams. My work is marked with a profound and sweet sadness that is offset by the richness and beauty that vivid color, pattern and texture have to offer.
I am fascinated by the act of seeing and by the process in which visual information is understood. As I paint dreams replete with subjects, people, places and aesthetics my ultimate goal is to draw attention to the illusions that provide our lives with wonder.