Artist Statement 


I am a mixed media artist who works mainly in collage and acrylic paint. My work is both figurative and abstract. Using magazines in my work allows me to make use of a wide variety of different photographed textures. By fitting these textures together into a composition, I hope I am able to create an intricate web of color, texture, and small details that all come together to make up something wonderful.

Like most people today, I feel like my life is increasingly more complicated. I juggle many different responsibilities, interests, activities, and relationships. Many of these overlap and weave together. These elements create patterns and a complicated texture in my life. By using mixed media/ collage I am able to represent the complexities and richness of life of our time. Each image or canvas has textures that range from fresh, whimsical, cold, warm, fun and sparkly to haunting, dark, and even cosmic at times. A full life contains small amounts of many different experiences, ideas, emotions and tastes all connected by a web. Sometimes life is made up of patterns and habits and sometimes there is something surprising thrown our way.

My artwork is meant to inspire people to embrace the richness of life and inspire them to see the connectedness of all things. I hope that every time someone looks at my work they see something new. I want them to discover wonderful surprises in the details. After all, a composition is incomplete without each small piece of paper or paint.