Color, texture, imagination and abstraction meant to evoke mystery and emotion…

My art captures a feeling and challenges the viewer’s eye and mind, as you get lost in a three-dimensional world of emotion, beauty and tale. I use deep contrasts and intense colors and choose the human body as the center of my inspiration.  My paintings speak to the issues of physical, emotional and spiritual constraints.

I start with a photo, normally one that I take.  That way, I can capture different moments and later on use as a springboard to the art work. I abstract and simplify the figures. I find when I refer to a photo at the beginning; I am able to paint freely. I like to abstract my figures into cut out patterns and use a lot of textures and collage papers or textile to fill my cut out patterns.