Who I am
I have always enjoyed drawing and painting, and particularly found a passion for photography when I was studying abroad in Europe early in my career. While earning my BFA at Brigham Young University in Photography and Design, I began mixing photography with other mediums, which took my art in a more abstract direction. Advances in technology opened up exciting new possibilities, and my work continues to evolve.
I am inspired by strong shapes, textures, and color, usually in the most unlikely places. I love to capture unnoticed details that are an integral part of my work, and I start by manipulating them in photo editing software. The work is then created (printed or painted) and mounted (ie: paper, wood, metal, canvas) on various substrates, according to the image and what best represents my vision for that particular piece. As an interdisciplinary artist, I have a full range of tools and mediums at my disposal. Oil paint, acrylic paint, encaustic (bees wax), and resin are a few of the mediums that are often incorporated into selected pieces, that complement the homes of individual clients, hotels, or the work-space of companies worldwide.
I am drawn to elements of the environment that inspire me, and the art that emerges from my creative process is always unique. I find that there is both chaos and order in all things and as an artist, I have the opportunity to visually communicate my perspective of the simplicity and perfection in all things. I choose not to title my pieces with words, in order to keep the communication between the artist and viewer open to connecting on an emotional or spiritual level.