I am an artist recognized for creating detailed, memory staining paintings. I have an innate inward curiosity due to my rural Michigan upbringing, lending to an open-eyed humanistic perspective. I address personal issues and immediate Western norms, as well as particular global influences, utilizing political and historical realities, social interactions and humor. I examine overt topics such as feminism, ageism, intimacy, control and death by honing in on the seemingly mundane aspects or objects in a culture that are laced with undertones of those political and social themes, such as a Kleenex box or air conditioner. I use oil paint on cotton or linen as my mainstay medium, working in a forthright honest manner, in order to achieve direct empathetic coverage. I have achieved considerable viewer pause by way of my highly dedicated work habits, specific color use, authenticity, and by balancing tense subject matter with humor. My paintings tend to function as highly relatable, ensuing discussion amongst viewers, and bringing the public forum necessarily back.