When ideas come to me they are vivid, alive, and affecting. Painting enables me to use these internal images as a jumping off point to document my perceptions. I am after a more personalized realism where the paint also describes what has been altered and romanticized by the brain. There is an element of magic in the way we remember and perceive, especially with memories that leave an imprint over time. I am in awe of the power we have to alter and elevate our experiences. It is my goal to express and articulate the enchanted workings of the brain in order to be more faithful to my actual experience of life, memory and thought. The act of painting with oils enables me to reconstruct a more vital and authentic version of my reality; a kind of internal timeline made visible.
b. 1979, Newton, MA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY