"My work explores dreams, the subconscious, facial expression, and pattern. Synchronicity and the idea of a collective unconscious also influence my work. Dreams contain a transcendent and eerie atmosphere that I endeavor to illustrate. Some of my paintings are based on my own dream imagery; others are montages of images that remind me of those which recur in my subconscious. My paintings have an otherworldly quality, but I aim to represent the unseen and the unconscious mind as tangible entities.
I have always been intrigued by facial expression, and people are usually the main subjects of my work. I frequently juxtapose shapes and colors around and behind these characters in order to create multifaceted effects. I sometimes include people from a variety of time periods into one picture. My process is experimental, although very much informed by a traditional art education. I put my conscious mind on hold and allow myself to be led by subconscious instincts.
I am most inspired by late 19th century Realism, the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, and Symbolism. Thomas Cooper Gotch, Daniel Garber, Frank Cadogan Cowper, Jacek Malczewski, and Harry Clarke are a few of my references."