Artist’s statement

My work is based in portraiture and figuration, exploring notions of identity and human relationships.  Influenced by memories, fashion, fairytales and nostalgia from times past, my paintings and drawings look at the impact of domestic surroundings, clothing, adornment, and personal objects in shaping a perception of self. 

In some images, the figures are hybrids of various individuals. Some figures are a composition of parts taken from multiple reference sources, including photographs, magazines, and memory.  I combine faces, bodies, and attire from multiple sources to reflect a fabrication of constructed identities. Uncertain narratives are created by placing the figure in constructed settings, subtly melding fantasy and memory with reality and observation.