My work is mostly figurative imagined portraits and vignettes. They are technical exercises, wherein I use vivid color, costumes and objects, and delicate details to both explore the character, and expose the personalities of my subjects. However, I do not consider my work to be conceptual, instead, I allow for a more organic progression of choices in both the drawing and painting processes.
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Whether static and stoic, or vulnerable and haunted, these women commonly express intimacy, subtle provocation, and unassuming emotional intelligence, as if different roles played by the same actress.
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While the titles of the pieces might suggest a narrative, there are no implicit allegories in the paintings, they simply assign a point of reference for me. The viewer can then either identify with my subjective interpretation, or form his/ her own impression.