superfine art fair paintings & their stories
Every painting is inspired by a specific story or moment. It can be an inspiration, a memory, or a specific random thought. I also paint to sound, so you will get to learn what I was listening to with each work as well.
I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE TITANIC AND ALL THE BOOKS LOST AT SEA
I am an avid reader. I can become obsessed with seeing books scattered among the floors of abandoned hospitals and homes. But whileI was painting in Amsterdam, I found my self wondering if there were books lost along the bottom of the canals, which obviously lead me to think about the titanic...?
Sound Listened to: Aurora, Emperor X, Enya
I WAS WORKING ON THE STREET AND TOLD THIS FABULOUS OLDER WOMAN I LIKED HER JACKET SO SHE TOLD ME HER LIFE STORY
I was recently in Amsterdam, and in the mornings I would paint outside on the street in the Jordaan Quarter. I had many people stop and chat with me about art and their lives in Amsterdam, why I chose to work there for a little, and one woman was so excited that I was painting in the street. She was wearing this incredible coral, hot pink, and red jacket, I told her I was in love with it, so she sat on the stoop and started to tell me all about her life. She was 77 and still goes out dancing on the weekends.
Sound: Kids in the park, this woman's stories about thrifting and rave culture, some Vivaldi
DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT HOW CRANES DANCE AND REST UPON THE WATER, DUSK AND DAWN
This painting came out of a surprising inspiration. I was photographing another work in my studio, which was standing in front of another work, and found myself intrigues by the duality of colors and works. I couldn't stop thinking about it. So I decided to sew two paintings together and create a theme that can have various point of views, but that can also exist together.
I love cranes. I have an epic wall paper of cranes in my living room. They make me think of how their shape and the way they move highlight the world around them.
Sound: Tibetan Meditation singing bowls, Rainy ASMR, Fleetwood Mac
UNTITLED. BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS JUST A FEELING
A framed painting too!! This work came out of a strange and interesting moment. I had a painting I loved that hung in my home. I sold it. It was my first very large sale. And while that was exciting, I found myself missing that painting a lot. I tried to recreate it, and of course that didn’t work. All my works are reactions to specific moments in the moment. So I ended up making this piece. Representative of the love we can have for things, the grief in letting them go, but learning beautiful lessons on how things come and move in our lives.