Local solo show coming up soon!

Local solo show coming up soon!


Friday, November 15th will be the artist reception of my solo show!  It’s titled, “Reflections on the inner child: a playful exhibition.”

Why the inner child theme?

There’s a state of mind that allows access to free-flowing creativity without censure from thought.  Artists thrive on it, but everyone has access to it. It allows for creative problem solving.  To get to that state of mind, I try to get in touch with my inner child.  The paintings in this show reflect that.  I think they’re fun, playful, and happy.  Some are also soft and soothing like a lullaby.  The titles are often fragments of childhood memory.  “Lunch on the playground” is an obvious one, “Frog lobotomy”  is a crack up, but my newest one,  “Double Dutch,”  is where I envision the direction of my future work to go.

Play is a big part of my art practice.  I devote time every day to "playing with paint."  This play informs my work.

I like abstract because I like imperfection.  I like to call myself an imperfectionist.  I like how you can take messy lines or a little bit of chaos and make a pleasing composition.  I feel like that reflects life.  Life is messy.  No one is perfect.  We might have huge flaws, or be in a bad situation, but that doesn't mean that we can't have a beautiful life.  I think my paintings reflect that hope.