The narratives of my gouache paintings describe a make believe dystopian world, a lost society of mutated beings. Though living through moral conflict and disharmony, stories of redemption, transcendence and free will reveal themselves. While engaging my imagination with the process of drawing and painting, the work reflects my own spirituality and moral compass. Typically found in my paintings are hybrid monsters, sorcerer animals and post humans interacting in a pre-technological sorrowful environment.
This world, “Troubled Magic,” pays tribute to fantasy films and toys I enjoyed as child, and the adventures I would have within those stories and ideas. The process of painting and creating these pieces transports myself back into those worlds or troupes. To paint new stories is to apply what I have experiences in life into what I dreamt of in childhood.