Artist Statement

My work reflects the experiences of women, relationships between people and the interplay of life in urban centers. It's about the space between being together and alone, connection and disconnection, societal expectations, empowerment, interior and exterior, and movement and stillness.

As our lives become increasingly digitized and disconnected, I want to give viewers the opportunity to connect with the subjects and to consider their own lives. By capturing dynamic moments where unlikely visual and compositionally rich scenes come together, they are preserved for contemplation and reflection.

My latest series, Action Woman, is based on the Women’s March and addresses loss, hope and empowerment.

My landscapes depict snapshots of the fleeting and dramatic moments which create structural intrigue through the use of architecture and natural elements.

The oil paintings are based on my photography and are constructed freehand. I start with a line drawing or monotone underpainting, which structures the composition and spacing of elements.  Next, I use multiple layers of paint, letting each one dry in between, that increasingly create a luminous, lifelike quality. The work is representational yet allows space for the viewer’s imagination.