Artist Statement

As a visual artist my desire is to document life through my art. I love the idea of capturing people and places in such a way as to be a historian for future generations. As a watercolor artist my goal as a craftsman is to understand the nature of the medium and surface. With each artwork I seek to better master the flow of water – how different brushes move water around, how different pigments mix together, and how different surfaces absorb or repel the medium.

The first comprehensive series I worked on focused on historic architecture buildings from around the world. Painting this series, I used a multi-step process that involved measuring, aligning, drawing, retracing, and painting. Shortly after starting the architecture series, I began a parallel series of botanical watercolors which served as a means of breaking up the rigid architecture works with looser, less complicated subjects.

More recently I’ve been working on figurative watercolors that focus on adolescence and a new series challenging the control and misinformation of mainstream and social media.