I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but spent my first 22 years in Europe where I was deeply influenced by its art, natural surroundings, and art by the old masters. After many art courses on paper and canvas, I made the transition to digital media, seeing its potential for reaching a broader audience and creating a new form of art fused with fashion, fantasy and beauty.
My works have been influenced by the paintings of John Rogers Cox, Ivan Albright, and Georgio de Chirico, Magritte and to some extent Dali. I have also galvanized my unique style from the inspiration of the fashion photography of Tim Walker, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel.
I have been highlighted by @Black_Mag on Instagram and in interviews. My style allows the interpreter a unique and brain-twisting way I see the world. I am a born storyteller. Just look long enough at any piece of art and a story will unfold before you. I have a penchant for flora and fauna taken from its elements and using illusion, creating magical places and sublime art.
All my latest works are done digitally. I believe that this medium is here to stay. I always start with an image, consider the pose, the makeup, the hair, and then I cut the subject out. With only the image, I start with a blank canvas and builds the back, then add to the front. This media allows me to layer, twist, fade, draw and create something completely unique.
I am discovering a niche for my work in the fashion industry to expand the scope of what is possible for stylizing fashion editorials. There are endless possibilities to this creative new creative genre. I am excited about its future.