Currently I am a resident of Southern New Jersey. I received my BFA for Illustration from The University of the Arts in May 2011. That year, I had two pieces, entitled Black Swan and Speak, accepted into the Society of Illustrators annual student competition.
My paintings reflect my inner most feelings. Rather than make an abstract piece, I think of what kind of images will best reflect what I am going through. What comes out may be dark, but is mixed with beauty to counteract it. I want the viewers to be enthralled by the image itself before realizing what is really going on. I want the deep undertones to be subtle, almost overlooked, until the viewer takes another look.
I am influenced by the beauty of nature and books, as well as my own dreams. I also write poetry, and my words and paintings go hand in hand. One day I hope to have an art/poetry book published of my works.
My preferred medium is oil paint, however I do have experience with acrylic paint and watercolor with ink.