Art isn’t something I do; It’s an identity.
I’m not sure when I began as an artist. I think it’s a lot like sexual orientation; you identify with it early on, but it continues to shift and change throughout your life.
My latest work incorporates sculptural elements onto two-dimensional paintings using clay, similar to reliefs in old European architecture, with the intention to blur the lines between sculpture and painting. I create artwork that cannot be created on a computer or replicated. My color and line are strongly influenced by expressionist artists Matisse, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Gauguin. My style in portraits, figures, and storytelling is guided by the Renaissance masters Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
My art is meant to delight, intrigue, pull and push at it’s viewer; tell them a story; make them question and think about what they see in front of them.