Lulu, chalk pastel, 2019

I paint, draw, and teach.

I juxtapose figures, animals and patterns. They are unified in a harmonious color palette influenced by nature. I make art because I see it as the great escape; in these troubled times, my studio offers a space of solace.

Through gestural brush strokes and inventive mark making, I communicate in a visual language. I tackle universal themes such as the transience of life, the passage of time, and the relationship between humans and nature. However, such contemplative arrangements deal not only with metaphorical content, but also address formal concerns through a sensitive rendering of surface and design elements.