My work explores new ways to represent expression and energy in both portraiture and abstraction. My current process is the layering of images digitally to use as source material for my paintings. My work is focused on themes of connection, interaction, expression, timelines, and division. I also focus on the subtlety of paint bodies in my work: the viscosity and differences in surface textures and sheens, and the layering of bright and bold color to accentuate depth and richness. I often experiment with mixed media in my paintings, combining drawing materials with my paint to balance the two contrasting mediums of wet and dry. I explore unusual color combinations in my portraiture; ones that you would not normally find in natural skin tones. I am interested in developing my brush techniques to balance opposing ways of mark making, creating areas of high detail and line work in contrast with areas of calm. I am pursuing a new process to fully express my style, and a language that will accurately portray the way I see imagery in my mind. I use acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, drawing materials, paper, and fabric.