My art, initially abstract in appearance, records a journey of a day in the life—a
practice that starts with documentation through the lens of a camera. My eyes act
as a viewfinder narrowing down the panoramic into single frames. Compiled snapshots represent blocks of time during my process of seeing and recording aesthetic significance in ordinary routine. I see curious formal elements in common things waiting to be manipulated and transformed into abstract compositions.
I collage together the single framed images, simplify and render them in paint to create the lines, shapes, and hues that fill the canvas. Abstracted layers build shallow spaces that depict my translation of the everyday. My work shows my analysis of time and space interpreted by looking through a lens at my immediate environment.
I am a Pennsylvania native who received a BFA in Painting and BS in Art Education
from Millersville University in 2005 and MFA in Painting from Savannah College
of Art and Design in 2012. I have exhibited my work in galleries and fairs in
Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, Richmond, Savannah, Chicago, Raleigh, and Columbus, Ohio. Media features have included New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, Studio Break Podcast, and various other blogs and online publications. Formerly a high school art educator in the Washington DC and Chicago areas, I now live and work as a painter and visual designer in Wilmington, Delaware.