Size: 11"W x 14"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece is part of a larger series that was inspired by a walk around Savannah, Georgia's historic district. I recorded my observations and through abstraction developed paintings that combine both graphic and painterly approaches and geometric with organic marks.
My paintings are inspired by my environment. Each element in my compositions stem from something I have seen during my everyday life. I believe daily routine can yield fascinating visual sights. I describe my work as representational abstractions that combine urban structure with peeks of organic moments. I see light and color as a means to both emphasize and unify parts of my compositions. I grew up in central Pennsylvania and attended Millersville University. I received a BFA and BS in Art Education in 2005. I taught public school for six years in southern Maryland and in the midst of that completed my graduate program at Savannah College of Art and Design. I received my MFA in painting in 2012. I moved to Chicago in 2013 where I work as a graphic designer and continue my practice as an abstract painter.