My work focuses on repression and current issues through the imagery of horror, fantasy, and portraiture. Influenced by illustrators like Dave McKean and Bernie Wrightson, fine line work with minimal use of color is the main component. I work with ink, watercolor, and mixed media. Highly inspired by authors including Patti Smith, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King, narration and stories make up much of my work.
I play with fear and the fear in others. Everyone has a part of themselves that they can't control, or memories they haven't faced, and the goal in much of my work is to bring those repressed feelings forward. I want people to think about and recognize themselves in the illustrations. To do this, I either use gruesome, unsettling, or disturbing images that people can relate with on some level, or I create beautiful women juxtaposed with dark pasts and inner conflict through the use of a backstory and environment. I also play with pop culture crossovers with other elements of entertainment or current events.
Research of the relationship between images and the body, and the evolution and cultural impact of horror movies and pop culture is reflected in my projects. Each one usually has multiple parts to it. New ideas often arise from these studies and experimentation of other projects.