ABOUT THE ARTIST
The large yet small city of Montgomery, Texas laid the beginning foundations for myself by growing up between the crossroads of a suburban and rural livelihood. I was born and raised in Montgomery, Texas and at a young age, and I began to understand the importance of how creating artwork enabled myself to express core memories within my life, along with using painting and drawing to explore nature through a detailed and ethereal lens. The artwork that I create have a cinematic approach, which stems from enjoying watching movies with my family growing up throughout my childhood. The combination of childhood memories, nature, and dramatic scenery is something I am incredibly passionate about within my work.
In the past couple of years, I emphasized honing-in on intricate details of painting or drawing on the mundane subjects of nature, which this encompassed a singular detailed moment on a vine or to even a broad scene out in the woods that reads as prosaic. Although, the ethereal and sensitive visual aesthetic reveals another interest of mine, which I create fixed compositions that read cinematic by the atmosphere and spacing of the subject. I have been creating video visual design edits for nearly a decade, so the graphics throughout my video editing time frame created a deep connection in creating artworks that may appear as a scene from a film or movie. The usage of nature throughout my artwork emphasizes the cinematic and atmospheric perspective within artworks, which further draws out the ethereal aesthetic that I see through. My most recent body of work portrays a self-portrait of myself in a dark snowy space as my face is illuminated with light. The cinematic perspective revealed the magical experience and ethereal aesthetic within the piece, which this visual sensitivity served to portray how I felt like a child again playing throughout the snow. The painting was created on canvas with acrylic paints, which I typically work with, along with using charcoal, graphite, and oil as my main other sources of media. I begin my artworks by understanding my composition and whether I feel the emotion that is emanating within the piece, which I will then always tone the paper - unless it is a graphite drawing - and begin to draw the shapes in simple forms with a simple value scale. I find the strong moments of emotions alluring within a specific composition since I want to feel and portray the drama within a piece - I want to convey my perspective through bold and emotional perspectives with an ethereal and cinematic lens.