oil on canvas
8″ x 10″
“I am a conceptual painter working in the format of narrative representation. I graduated cum laude from Humboldt State University in 2011, and have since moved to Seattle, where I work in the television and film industry. My process is tied to my community of filmmakers and artists; I paint the people I work with.
In my work, I explore power and connection. I imagine an incorruptible power source which fuels and supports our connection to each other, the planet, and the universe. This is what illuminates my subjects. I paint hard-working hands. These are the hands of people who are consistently told that there is no valuable place for them in society. I strive to dispel this damaging message by honoring them and their work in so many careful and faithful layers of oil paint. My goal is to inspire people who see my work to acknowledge and get in touch with their own power.”