"Influenced by my Southern upbringing, my work explores the vulnerability of ones self as expressed through nature and color.
Combining traditional subject matter with contemporary compositions, vibrant colors, and expressive line work, I strive to display a balance among the dualities– creating paintings that are at once both delicate and fragile, while simultaneously brazen and bold.
From afar, my works appear to consist simply of vibrantly painted botanicals. Upon closer inspection though, their depth is revealed. Utilizing a variety of expressive lines, I encourage the viewer's gaze to slow – guiding them throughout the painting so they may fully experience the nuances and complexities that first impressions (both in art and in life) so often miss."