I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and have been passionate about creating art of all sorts for as long as I can remember. My first forays into painting happened in middle school, and then really took off in high school. My first encounter with the work of Salvador Dali, sometime in 10th grade, blew my mind and shook me to the core, and I fell in love with creating surreal, psychological, metaphysical, otherworldly art. I went to college at Weber State University, where I earned bachelor’s degrees in Musical Theatre and Psychology. Performing is another passion of mine. I’ve played in bands since 8th grade, and have performed in several professional theatrical productions. My current musical projects are called Tonda Gossa and Under the Covers. We’re awesome. I create paintings using acrylics. My work is meticulously crafted; each piece is layered dozens of times using tiny brushes. The result is a subtle and vibrant color effect, one which imbues a sense of life and movement to the image and which richly rewards a closer look. I combine sacred geometry and eastern mysticism with organic, free-form elements to create paintings which speak to a deep universal spirituality in the viewer.
An artist is a servant to ideas. Our job is to be clear and receptive channels to these ideas, to ask them where they want to go, and to carefully and patiently follow along. The ideas given to me become windows into an inner world. This inner world is not confined within any of us; it reflects, intersects, and permeates the outer world, and connects all humans together into one shared play of consciousness. Through my paintings, I explore the ways in which my inner state filters, enhances, and even distorts my experience of reality. By doing this, I hope to lead viewers into a remembrance of an ineffable truth: that all life is inexorably interconnected, that all reality is in fact One consciousness, and that all matter and energy is spiritual in nature.
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