Being an only child is the reason I create. Creativity was an essential tool for avoiding boredom. As I grew up creativity grew up with me, it went through life alongside me. It was how my mind problem-solved not feeling lonely when I was alone. The paintings are my inner dialogue presenting itself in a figurative format. My words come in a very colorfully dull palette and aim to provoke the viewer into a conversation with themselves.
All my paintings are made from a photograph. Influences come directly from the Pop Surrealist movement in Southern California by artists like Esao Andrews, Dan Quintana, and James Jean. Portraits are my focus, and the main tool used to convey an idea. My ideas are based on the mind and coming into adulthood. The compositions flip flop from 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional, making the surface of the canvas a visual roller-coaster.