(Providence, Rhode Island)
I try to approach each new painting free from preconception, adapting to the shifts and changes as the piece takes form, building layers, staying flexible and open to the challenges each painting presents. I spent so long trying to find my artistic voice; I finally found it when I learned to listen. And that’s something that I’m still learning how to do—listen to the painting, take risks, and embrace mistakes. Because “mistakes” are at the core of some of my favorites pieces.
In this body of work, I dive into the realm of color, texture, mark-making, and composition, exploring the relationship between spontaneity and structure, both in practice and in outcome. I hope to create a sense of harmony across pieces, and completeness as a whole, while drawing viewers into the smaller details that each individual work has to offer.