ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always loved the making of tangible media. There has always been something mystical to me about the act of physically creating something and leaving it behind. In our increasingly digital life, physical items can communicate stories that are lost on a screen. My paintings attempt to create that story in the build-up of layers, the materials, and the brushstrokes. I paint because I long to paint. The smell of the linseed oil, the scratching of the brush on canvas, the mixing of paint, the intense study of a subject. It is the physical connection with what Iā€™m creating that brings it to life. I paint songs. I paint people. I paint dreamscapes, and landscapes, and feelings, and moments.