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Artist Statement

"As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more." Psalm 103:15-16

Isolation and darkness are reoccurring themes throughout my artwork. I am inspired by youth, nature, and nostalgia. My concepts and ideas derive from the Bible and personal life. I like to use a muted and monochromatic color palette to communicate the idea of fading memory and sadness. I play with the juxtaposition of real and abstract subjects as they blend together in my paintings. 

I work with watercolor and graphite on paper and stretched cotton. My process includes utilizing the translucency of watercolor to give my work a haunting but luminous quality. I also incorporate granulated color to emphasize decay and disintegration. The tone of graphite is used to enhance details and give the subject a statuesque appearance. My work expresses the beauty and brevity of life. 

Education 

2008-2012

Academy of Art University 

Awards 

2014

RAW Artist of the Year in Fine Art

2008

Freedmond Pete Gadberry Art

2008

Academy of Art Portfolio

Exhibitions

2014

1/3 White, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

2014

RAW Awards, Los Angeles, CA

2013

RAW Encompass, 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA

2013

Love & Addiction, Wonderland Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

Imprints & Impressions, The Drop Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

Cityscapes & Landscapes, Flax Art, San Francisco, CA

2013

CLIQUE Collaborations, Flax Art, San Francisco, CA

2012

CLIQUE, Lisa Bradburry Salon, San Francisco, CA

2012

Soli Deo Gloria, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

Solus Christus, Atelier Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

Material Culture: The Organic & Inorganic, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012

CLIQUE Not Your Average Art Show, SF Design Center, San Francisco, CA

2012

Academy of Art Spring Show, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

Habit Collective, Seventh Dimension, San Francisco, CA

2011

Small Works Show, Sutter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

Miniatures Show, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA

2009

Artist Open Studios, Melvin St, American Canyon, CA

2008

1st Street Gallery, Napa, CA

2008

The Face of our Ancestors, Sacred Spaces, Sonoma, CA

Permanent Public Collections

2013

"Communication", Hotel Zetta, San Francisco

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