I find it interesting how different styles of work provoke different levels of reaction and genuine interest. Much of my work is connected to ancient mythological and cultural belief systems with references to mysticism, religious beliefs, symbolism, and a strong inspiration from ancient art and sculpture. The symbolism and inner meanings cover issues of answering the unknown, life and death, fertility, war, and specific roles in ceremonies or rituals. I am intrigued by the metaphysical realm and the true origins of the life forms that exist on this planet.
My current oil & acrylic on the archival contemporary Dura-Lar series is based on research of ancient cultures from all parts of the globe exploring their mythological belief systems and what remains behind in the form of relief carvings, codex's, sculptures and monuments, then combining their influence with a natural creative intuition. This luminous pigmented work involves a layering stipple process focusing on spot weight; color palette, image size, and varying ranges of solid space.
BFA University of Rhode Island 2010
AA in Arts Community College of RI 2007
Portsmouth High School 1999
Graduated summa cum laude 2010
Deans list 2008-2010
Onyx Senior Honors Society 2010
David Edmonds Award for Outstanding
Artistic and Creative Expression 2010