Artist Statement

 I create intuitive mixed media portraits of wildlife. My goal is to open a visual narrative and encourage curiosity and reflection of ourselves within the wildness of the natural world.  While creating these portraits I explore the millennia-long fascination humans have with animals, so much so that we assign human characteristics to animals as a way to better understand the animal world.  In turn, we use animals characteristics to describe our own inner landscape.  I work in layers, alternating between drawing and painting to straddle the line between dreamy and realistic, intuition and magic.