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I am an emerging visual artist based in Chicago. I earned my BA from DePaul University and have been painting since the young age of six. With all of my interests, I don't limit myself to using a single style or medium. Growing up with a very traditional art education, I always painted very realistically up until … Read More
I am an emerging visual artist based in Chicago. I earned my BA from DePaul University and have been painting since the young age of six. With all of my interests, I don't limit myself to using a single style or medium. Growing up with a very traditional art education, I always painted very realistically up until college. I began to branch out and explore the world of abstract. Currently, my work bounces back and forth between the two as I constantly aim to create new, interesting and beautiful work.

My abstracts are created with multiple applications of layers in such a way that each layer often dictates the layer that follows. My painting process relies on introspection and reflection, simultaneously, it requires an exertion of energy into the piece to create the composition of the painting. Within that space I strive to use color combinations and form to evoke a personal feeling, idea, memory, or event. While I usually have a general idea of how I want a piece to look, this process allows for what I like to call happy accidents and often the pieces turn out differently than I originally intended. Through the painting process, it transforms to discover and take on new or different meanings.

While my paintings are very personal and often based on my own experiences, my hope is that the viewers can discover their own meaning in a piece that speaks to them. I strive to create a space that does not exist in our physical world but is still relatable and provocative to the viewer. Read Less
  • Instructor
    Bottle And Bottega — Chicago, IL, USA
  • Freelance
    Freelance — Chicago, IL, USA
  • Teacher's Aid/Substitute Teacher
    Mainstreet Art Center — Lake Zurich, IL, USA
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