img_0636          I spend most of my time in quiet moments of reflection. I often catch myself daydreaming, zoning off into a different world. Being in the moment while also being in a different time and place. When this happens the real world becomes a haze. That in between state makes me feel calm;

          In my paintings, I work with themes of nostalgia. In the dictionary, nostalgia is defined as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. I experience nostalgia as looking back at a specific moment in time. Where there is a sense of calm and peace. When I think about past memories I forget about being in the current moment, which then will soon be a memory too. It is a constant cycle until death.

          In my work I focus on a specific moment in time that will soon be a memory. My paintings use dreamlike atmospheric spaces. I take inspiration from old family photographs that are candid. I am attracted to the true nature of the subject in the photo. It’s a paused moment in time that we can relive.