I create through improvisational exploration in an attempt to capture the inbetween space of post-sensation and pre-cognition.
I am also influenced and inspired by the relationships we have; the internal activity within ourselves, as well as the intimate, familial, social, cultural, earthly and otherworldly ones we experience; with all of the intricacies and abstractions of feeling and thought.
I consider my paintings internal landscapes. They are, in part, a representation of this narrow link of conscious and unconscious, layered experiences, associations, connections, with knowns and unknowns, changing dynamics at all times.
We are all connected through the immeasurable seas of our selves, by the formidable and great seas that surround our lands and the infinite skies above. I hope my work calls attention to the sublime richness of our involvement within these experiences.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL — Masters of Arts in Art Therapy, 1997
Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, England - study abroad spring semester, 1992
The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL — Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting Major, 1993