My paintings focus on a mysterious, heavily-forested world and its inhabitants. These paintings, while only loosely connected in terms of narrative, are all occurring in the same world, with a framework of visual and thematic motifs involved: reverence for nature; darkness and obfuscation; the use of masks and various obscuring garb; cycles of life and death; structures in differing stages of ruin; dream symbolism; and the space between visible and invisible environments. The time and place depicted in my paintings is intentionally unclear, with a focus on environment that is equal to or greater than that of the figures within these environments.
Outside of the most elementary art classes in public school, I am a self-taught artist. I have dabbled for as long as I can remember, and decided to truly begin practicing at the beginning of 2016.