Artist Statement + CV

Artist Statement:

My artwork is informed by memorable and inspiring experiences around the globe. 

I make fully analog paintings using oil on canvas or watercolor and gouache on paper, to bring about my ongoing “Futurelands” series. I bring a fresh approach to landscape painting by combining natural scenes with local textile motifs.

Each painting I create is a celebration of vibrant cultures that exist around the world despite the homogenizing force of globalization. 

Conceptually, my paintings address critical environmental and socioeconomic issues of our time including air pollution and climate change. Figures wear protective suits and air filtering contraptions, bringing awareness to these escalating problems. My imagery ranges from landscapes to portraits, with rare cityscapes, all unified by common themes.