“Red Room”, oil on panel, 16” x 12”, 2019 @ Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Red Room”, oil on panel, 16” x 12”, 2019 @ Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Statement

My oil paintings are inspired by myths and literature, the forms found in architecture and nature, the fantasy films and text-based video games from my 80’s childhood, and from my own perceptions, distorted and imaginative. Spaces and subjects are fluid. I build and scrape intuitively, pulling from the paint hallucinatory worlds populated by ghostly figures looking to signs and stars for guidance. Gem-like colors appear within the landscapes, as if a glimpse of some brilliant reality has perforated a more mundane existence. I create fictive spaces in which stories can originate.