HAC Member Since: 2010
People interest me, faces above all else. A lot can be derived from a face: sentiment, attitudes, intensity. It is in these faces that I find myself absorbed in the emotions of the people around me and their relationships to those around them. Every image has an emotion and the paint helps to draw it out.
The nature of the photograph defines the style in which the painting takes on. The paint can capture anything from the sharpness of a comical instant to the ethereal softness of a more intimate memory. If photographs capture moments and paintings convey moods, then by painting a photograph I am personifying the emotions on the canvas.
Some pictures feel most comfortable to me in coffee. Sepia toning gives the photograph warmth and enhances the timeless-ness of everyday life which the coffee allows me to do. While other more vivid moments deserve to be submerged in the colors that surround them.
My collection of work is of loved ones captured in those fleeting seconds only a photograph could hold. Some give a glimpse into a life, while others capture a moment worth living.
Bachelor of Arts
Degree, 2010, Humboldt State
California Summa Cum Laude
Certificate in Gallery Practices, 2010, Humboldt
State University; Arcata, California
West High School, 2002-2006,
2010-2011, Family Arts Day, Monthly Program, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California
2008-2011, Teen Arts, Summer Art Camps, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, California
Recycled Jewelry, Arcata Arts
Institute, Arcata High School,
Fresh Meat, First Street Gallery, 2010; Eureka, California
HAC Annual Member Exhibition, 2010-2011; Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka, California
16th Annual Junque Arte Competition & Exhibition, 2010; Morris Graves Museum of Art; Eureka, California
Taste of Art Auction Exhibition, 2010; Morris Graves Museum of Art; Eureka, California
Spring Juried Show, 2010 Humboldt State University; Arcata, California
Spring Juried Show, 2009 Humboldt
Outstanding Community Service, Humboldt State University
(4 trips 2001-2010)
Humboldt Arts Council, Morris Graves Museum of Art
Assistant Museum Manager; 2008-2011
Humboldt State University
Grant Coordinator; 2010-2011