my paintings have a personal, narrative quality that combines seemingly unrelated objects in an aesthetic and accessible way. the work references itself, repeating items with personal meaning to create a conversation between pierces. these objects become visual iconography and help create a myth of the “heroic” individual artist.
a common subject in my pictures is autobiographic elements such as my home’s Victorian architecture and furniture, often integrated with portraiture and costumes, with a strong design focus. some pieces include painting materials, where use of stretcher bars, easels, paint tubes, and brushes romanticize the artist’s practice. i also allude to a metaphoric sub theme of the Sargasso Sea as a surreal landscape whose fecund waters inspire creativity. armed with my personal subject matter and style, i am claiming a fresh place in the art world.