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I am a painter who works with real, surreal,  and abstract images. I work with oil on canvas, acrylic, and acrylic ink on paper. I like to paint the human figure to capture past and present moments. I like to paint musicians and dancers because they both have the elements of live sound, movement, and acting. These elements I also find these in the process of film, and photography. This makes my study of others' documentation accessible, and available to paint and draw live.


In my thought process, I start from the most intense inspiration I feel that I must deal with immediately. It may range from mental, emotional, unknown, or physical sensations. I use the techniques I have developed on my own and in my studies from teachers in painting and other arts that I have studied. Such as photography, acting, dance, &music. I apply these exercises while I am doing my work so I can open up different gateways of energy.


I like to discover how it can teach and show me new things while working with imagery and painting. I listen to music, look at pictures, watch films, and read to connect myself to the world. Even though I am making art I am truly always celebrating. I filter what I am communicating from myself in combination with the inspiration I get from others. I go to live music, dance, and film shows. I do sketches capturing the live animation of performers, musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers. I like to go out and see who I meet in the world around me. I am always listening, watching, and connecting. I follow that connection, directing the paint and the subjects to show me what is there to be seen. I like the essence of things that come from life lessons that can be transferred into art. I listen to the sound of my heart and try to see what I am hearing. Even though it's just me working I never feel alone.









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