Thanks for checking out my site. I’m a painter, originally from Maryland and now living in London, drawing creative inspiration from life experiences. I started painting for fun at university, and began to take my work a bit more seriously from 2012 after facing famine, coups and counter coups in Mali, West Africa. I was a health volunteer in the Peace Corps from 2010-2012.
Now I use painting as a means of capturing moments that are defining as well as fleeting in my life, from creating closure when life sometimes offers none, to exploring esoteric parts of life, and as a means to show how I see and feel things that are worth capturing.
When I paint, I try to express my worldview which changes and evolves continually. I suppose I hope to inspire the viewer to see their life in a different light- to see further and more clearly each day. To live with an open mind and open heart, and to capture the moments that bring the most meaning to life.
“I had as yet no notion that life every now and then becomes literature—not for long, of course, but long enough to be what we best remember, and often enough so that what we eventually come to mean by life are those moments when life, instead of going sideways, backwards, forward, or nowhere at all, lines out straight, tense and inevitable, with a complication, climax, and, given some luck, a purgation, as if life had been made and not happened.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories