I draw from my spirit, emotions, feminine nature, childhood memories, dreams, and my unconscious as well as erosion and the past. I am greatly motivated by Christian and Fairy tale themes. As a Catholic, I carry my spiritual experiences to my painting.
My work incorporates fragmented translucent imagery which seems to float in and out of physical reality. I often use transparent watered-down paint that I use in a symbolic manner which depicts the highly sensitive, emotional, and spiritual self. Other objects in my work tend to be more solid and physically present indicating my awareness of the tactile reality of living in a physical body and concrete world. Similar to Edvard Munch, occasionally I work from extreme emotional, physical, and primitive states which add a more raw visceral depth in my work.
In particular I'm inspired and influenced by Art Nouveau artists such as Mucha, pre-Raphaelite painters like J.W. Waterhouse, and Victorian fairy painters such as John Anster Fitzgerald. My work is also informed by Gothic and Victorian design.