Artist's Statement

My early subject matter addresses a mid-20th century sanitized sensibility of repression, conformity and unhappiness. By choosing to paint in limited, muted colors, I aim to recreate the feeling of faded advertisements. Much of this work is paired with text to emphasize the absurdity of the message.

My more recent "Scream" series is a personal reaction to our current political climate. Frustration, angst, sadness and despair are a subjects I explore extensively in my work. 

In all my work, I explore the disconnect between the idea of perceived happiness vs. our current reality. In the 21st century we are dealing with gender and racial inequality, environmental calamity and a lack of faith in our future.