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i create visual art to capture & to celebrate the beauty & whimsy around us.

each painting, regardless of its medium or content, is made with focus & frenzy. read more about my cityscapes & abstracts below.


about my cityscapes:
each painting is created by layering buildings, windows, streets, trees, & emotions together with color, form, & line. 

i use bold colors & stark outlines to turn the everyday, the mundane, the cliche, and the overlooked into the whimsical.

nearly all buildings & landmarks that i paint in the artwork are based on buildings that exist in real life. for me, spending the extended time to layer in new aspects on the old is a means of meditating & of putting my thoughts somewhere outside of my head & to celebrate them & give them a shape. it is also a way of showing others how i see my surroundings. in focusing on the beauty, even in the mundane, i seek to inspire others to seek out & create beauty, too. 

about my abstracts:

i create abstracts based on emotional experiences i have & patterns found in nature (namely the petoskey stone, found in the northern shores of lake michigan). they are the physical embodiment of emotion, of meditation, of taking some time & space to 'let it be it' - allowing creation by letting go. 

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