My Art and its Inspirations
My work is more or less a tribute to what inspires me to create it in the first place. It is often simple things. I'm most inspired by nature: the color of stone, the different shades of green grass and the graceful, slender legs of a dog.
The symbolic art in rituals and ceremonies is another inspiration that shows up repeatedly in my work. From Tarot cards to Catholic statues to Day of the Dead or Pagan masks, I've always found the art & beauty in these icons and symbols striking and I like incorporating them into my art. Despite the fact that they are inspired by religious symbols, they are not religious paintings.
Another aspect of my work is the almost constant presence of the female figure. A lot of people ask if they are self portraits and I guess in a way they are. The paintings are all stories told from my perspective about my inspirations. But I believe the true source comes from my fascination with mythical folklore, especially greek and roman goddesses like Persophone, Athena and Hecate. Though the paintings are not pure depictions of any one of these goddesses you can see small inspirations in each painting. I also like the fact that the figure gives the viewer the ability to relate to or identify with the painting.