My body of work almost feels like a nifty little scrapbook, cataloguing different phases of my life as well as who and what was important to me at the time. My art, throughout various mediums, strives to capture different aspects of my daily life. Friends, experiences, and my surroundings have inspired work that feels like home when I look back at it.
Most of my art can be split into two categories: oil paintings and chalk drawings. My paintings tend to fixate on a single subject while disregarding its surroundings. This could be a jar of honey or the human figure, but either way, it’s often set against a simplistic background as to eliminate other unnecessary details. My chalk drawings are similar in that they usually tend to have little to no background, instead focusing more on phrases, fonts, and accompanying illustrations. These are often done for local businesses in my area and are aimed at grabbing the attention of people who happen to pass by them. I hope to bring people a smile or a laugh when they see these works. In my chalk drawings, I like to experiment with more vibrant colors than those used in my paintings. I enjoy both of these mediums, as they allow me to create more permanent work as well as something I know will eventually be erased. I feel that having one without the other would create too much pressure and not provide the balance that seems to work so well for me.