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 on various substrates (paper, wood, metal, or canvas) 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 walls of collectors, clients, hotels, and 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.