ABOUT ME

Freelacne artist

Artist Statement

My work is an exploration of myself, and the major archetypes present in everyday life, such as roles of “hero,” “magic,” and “self.” Through character design and portraiture, I portray meaning with form, color, clothing, and expressions. I find that human figures are the best vessels to communicate emotion and shared experience, so I incorporate a variety of expressions and colors into my work to allow my audience to connect to themes such as personal growth, difficult changes, oppression, and guidance. I create these works to better understand myself and my own journey through life, and I utilize mediums such as acrylics, oils, color and graphite pencils, and digital programs to reflect my changing perspectives and emotions. I also create for the sake of making something beautiful. I have developed an illustrative style with influence from fairytales and fantasy worlds, and I reflect these themes in my work. There is beauty in everything I see, and I take my subjects and incorporate them into worlds where they take emphasis and are made into icons.

MY STORY

I have loved art all of my life, and I decided to take art seriously when I was nine years old. Since that time, I have worked hard to improve my skills and discover the messages I want to communicate with my work. I change my medium with my mood, and I love to try new materials. I utilize alcohol markers, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, oil paint, digital media, and I sculpt and sew to meet requirements for my projects. Art is my passion and I live to create.

Double Self Portrait From Observation (Contour Assignment)

Charcoal and Pastel on Newsprint

24” x 36” 2022

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