My process is very simple - I walk in nature, I paint. My work is not a literal interpretation of a landscape, but a transmission of the energy of the space. My art becomes an extension of my experience of the world around me. During this time in history, it is so important for all of us to create and be exposed to art. Now more than ever we must continue to make and share art and use it as a bridge to expand and heal.
I hold a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My work has been shown in San Francisco, NYC, San Diego and Philadelphia.
My work is made using gouache on watercolor paper or illustration board.
Gouache (/ɡuˈɑːʃ, ɡwɑːʃ/; French: [ɡwaʃ]), body color[a], opaque watercolor, or guache, is one type of watermedia, paint consisting of pigment, water, a binding agent (usually dextrin or gum arabic), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting. The term, derived from the Italian guazzo, also refers to paintings using this opaque method.
Gouache has a considerable history going back over 600 years. It is similar to watercolor because it can be rewet and the paint can become infused with its paper support. It can also form a superficial layer like acrylic or oil paint. Also like watercolor, gouache dries to a matte finish. It is similar to acrylic or oil paints in that it is normally used in an opaque painting style. Many manufacturers of watercolor paints also produce gouache and the two can easily be used together.