about 

I paint in an allegorical, symbolic and metaphoric way about themes around life and death, the cycle of life, resilience, equality, perception, balance and emotions.

 

I like to make a contrast of emotions, giving a dark look to the painting by choosing specific colors, objects and characters.  I try to create in a way so that the overall piece makes the viewer feel something different than they would just by looking at a single element of the painting. Some of my paintings portray ideas that may be ominous or dark, but in a way that feels positive.

 

I think of my paintings as a Journal, I’m really bad at finding the right words that express how I feel, what I’m thinking or what I want to say so I paint! I have always been fascinated by surrealism, symbolism and metaphors and the different ways you can share a message, idea or history without saying a word. 

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Gainesville, Virginia

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