Artist Statement

My drawings and paintings are colorful, fill the entire surface, and have a lot of detail. I like to use a broad range of mediums, including acrylics, oils, pastels, and watercolor paints. I like to create realistically rendered life scenes, people, and natural subjects. By rendering the imagery the way that I do, I try to avoid abstraction in order to get my point across. My work will usually have the same color palette, which includes a mixture of pink, blue, and green tones. This is done to create certain tones that match my personal aesthetic.

Similar to Frida Kahlo, I include subjects that relate to my personal life; I like to share the stories and feelings that I experience. I try to illustrate my feelings, whether they are positive or negative. Whenever I feel alert or negative, I create images of reality and my personal life. This is important to me, because I like to be honest with others, even if they are strangers. Honesty is my strongest personality trait. I am an open book to the world, because I’m unhappy with the amount of dishonesty that travels around social media. 

In contrast to my negative feelings, I also like to focus on peaceful subjects. Whenever I am feeling imaginative and peaceful, I usually like to create imagery that is pleasing and surreal to the eye in order to transport the viewer to a different scene. I incorporate nature and space, and often pair these subjects with figures as well. I’ve become fascinated by the beauty of nature and its connection to human beings, along with the mysterious unknown of space and animal life.

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