I want my artwork to generate discussion about shared experiences and address social issues that we, and by “we” I mean the human family, collectively face. I hope that my work unifies people. What separates us from one another, and from sharing ourselves with others, seems to need a bridge; art can be that bridge. Art is about solving problems, not just presenting them, because art is meant to be public. It speaks to everyone, and cares about each person who encounters it. Every culture on earth has harnessed the power of art to communicate. Solutions arise when people communicate, because what unites is far greater than what divides us, and is it not true that we need solutions?
My work is my voice and my vehicle of expression. I consider myself a bit of a dreamer, a spiritual person. I attempt, through my artwork, to bring my own inner spiritual vision into the realm of sight through subjective interpretation and artistic skill. I enjoy anonymously watching what happens when people encounter my work more than the process of making it, I have discovered.
I have a BFA from Old Dominion University, where I studied graphic design, painting, and printmaking. Currently I am working towards an M.Ed. at Regent University. I have recently achieved a certification to teach art in Virginia public schools.