My work is inspired by childhood and the enigmas that surround it. I have long explored the ever profound themes of memory, mystery, and the passing of time through my portrayal of subjects, often appearing and disappearing as distorted figures in my paintings. Each layer of paint is an attempt to interpret a moment in time that would have otherwise been overlooked or forgotten, and evokes a reminiscence that is slowly, sometimes resistingly, fading away.
I am influenced by the personal experience of my childhood, and frequently reference old family photo albums, collected letters and notes, as well as films and books that continue to pervade my own thoughts and memories. Although I may begin a painting from a concrete reference, as I paint, I look at it less and less, allowing myself the chance to expose and interpret subtleties in everyday moments that are often unseen. Imagination and wonder become key elements in my work. In this way, the reference becomes only a small piece in my process, and is sensed only as but a fleeting imprint, embedded within the end result, creating the space for a life both beyond and outside of the original moment.