There are several personal influences that inform my painting. The effect of these influences has inspired my objective to investigate the relationship between memory, each other and place. I strive to make a connection with the viewer through the exploration of common emotional memory and how particular images or components of visual representation speak to us and evoke that memory or feeling.
In a world that has become increasingly small over time, we have managed to make the space between each other even larger, surrounding ourselves with fast paced, over-stimulating media and culture that tells us how to think, feel, judge, act and react. We have learned to perceive things and people in the same amount of time it takes to click a camera or tap a screen. How does this effect our perception of space, beauty and each other? We have become absolute strangers to what surrounds us and to each other, even when found in close quarters.