I work largely with the figure, yet as of late exploring more abstract methods of representation.  I am drawn to positive/negative space, mysteriousness and intimacy, wanting the viewer to make their own interpretation.  I studied drawing and illustration in school and I'm a self taught painter. I prefer oils, I love the spontaneity of the paint and using color to create space.  

I grew up in the midwest but longed to see the bigger world.  I have lived in Paris, New York, Minneapolis and currently Portland, Oregon, I look forward finding the next place in this world to live and explore.

Photo by Katie Prentiss Photography

Photo by Katie Prentiss Photography