"My paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. The playful side of my work deals with the difference between a child's naivety and the desensitized view of an adult. Popular imagery, such as famous works of art or well-known photography floods our visual world and we lose our ability to separate the work from its cultural meaning. My intent is to explore this phenomenon and re-expose viewers to the images so they can open up and enjoy the work in a new way.
"My serious side enjoys careful observation, allowing the viewer to see the beauty of simple things. The power of light and shade and the appeal of subtle and strong color relationships spark my enthusiasm for realism. The polar nature of the two approaches has provided an outlet for all of my artistic interest."
B.F.A. from the University of Utah in 2002
Helper Workshops, studying with David Dornan and Paul Davis