Artist’s Statement

With this series of portraits, I used many different mediums – such as oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and graphite – to express the differences in peoples’ life experiences. I try to portray the emotion and physical state of each person in each moment. I pay close attention to facial features and expressions, varied colors of the skin and surroundings, and the lighting and how if effects these characteristics. I emphasize the beauty and fading adolescence that may seem insignificant to some.(2017)

Transitioning into the Digital Media Industry, I have created a series of digital drawings of New Mexico native plant and animals. With each drawing I would learn something new about the process of layering and composition. I tried to emphasize detail in many of them while aiming for simplicity.(2019)