My paintings explore the abstraction that happens within realism. I am interested in textured surfaces created by age and wear. My technique utilizes painting in layers which allows me to render detailed surfaces. I intend to show the beauty in details through smaller vignettes that allow the viewer to see objects in a new way.
My current work is inspired by objects that show evidence of their history in their surfaces, like antique coins. As a child I spent hours exploring my father’s coin collection, wondering where they had been and how they got their dents and scratches. Now as an adult artist I am interested in the idea of beauty created by the history and weathering of objects. There is a whole world that is revealed when a small object is rendered on a large scale.