I was looking at a Richie Rich comic when I was a child and for the first time in my life I thought, THAT'S not how that's suppose to look. I picked up a pencil and never looked back. Since then, creating things has been my way of relating to people (especially when speaking or urgently pointing have been less than adequate). I began my art career when - just out of university - I decided my work was going to be more than pretty things. Now at age 26 I find I am fascinated with the small moments between the big, disastrous ones (albeit, those are fun, too).
My work begins with a thing or thought I find evocative. I think about it, let it stew, put it off until I can hardly stand myself any longer and then bring the image to life. Much of my work involves adolescence because it represents a naive determination for all things impossible that is often lost in adulthood. Each piece goes deeper than the visuals telling a story that relates to basic human emotion. It is not always a joyful story, but a hopeful one. My artistic focus is on human existence. My moral focus is on helping people. My life focus is on bringing the two together.