Artist Statement

I’ve always found comfort in music. I’ve never been able to resist it’s ongoing history of artists defining our culture and social circumstances. Music puts me in touch with the truths of our society. Painting is my way of putting music to canvas. Whether the story is a common social situation or misery with a beat it can always be beautiful. Connecting my subjects with densely populated marks is my way of bonding the characters together with the exterior world. I’m visualizing that we are particles of energy trying to connect with the situations surrounding us. The intention is to show our humanity through good and bad situations. The similarities between us are too great to dismiss in the light of the divisions created by politics, race, and religion. Using themes of brotherhood, relationships, and communication I’m revealing the struggles of society to find clarity.