I draw my inspiration from exploration. I’m constantly experimenting, playing and trying new techniques. It’s the ‘what if’ that excites me. Everything goes into my creative process. My mind is restless and I'm always thinking of new things to paint and different techniques I want to try. Sometimes this works, but a lot of times I fall flat on my face, but I use this as a learning experience and move forward. My art is very informal with a playful but edgy vibe.
When I'm inspired to start a painting, the piece usually takes on a direction of its own. Sometimes conflicts have to be overcome, but at other times, when I'm in the moment and not really thinking about where the painting is going, that’s when it's magical.
I had one viewer of my work comment that "I used color, texture and shape without fear." I try to approach each piece without fear of doing something wrong and let the piece shape itself and bring me along for the ride.
Being an abstract expressionist, I don’t like to tell people what I was thinking when doing a painting because most of the time I don’t know myself. I just want to experiment and explore...discover the possibilities. I really would like for them to take away from the work what speaks to them. I don't want to put any preconceived ideas into the viewers head. That is why I like abstract pieces so much, the viewer can form their own conclusions and let their imagination run wild.
The Big Easel, a juried sale and show, Lafayette, LA - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016. My piece "Bringing it on Home" received "Best of Show" - Spring 2010
2013 Martini Madness Artist - Summer 2013
The "Eye of the Beholder" exhibit at the Lafayette Art Association Gallery - Fall 2009, Summer 2010, Fall 2011 and Summer 2012
Group Exhibit - City Club Gallery, Lafayette, LA - Fall 2010
Group Exhibit - Lafayette Art Association Gallery - Summer 2011, 2012
Solo Exhibit at Poupart's Bistro and Gallery in Lafayette, LA - Aug. and Sept. 2011
Solo Exhibit at Tsunami Restaurant and Gallery - Baton Rouge, LA Summer 2012
Group Exhibit at Village Cafe Gallery - Lafayette, LA Summer 2012
Solo show - Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Fredericks, Art for all Seasons, Lafayette, LA - Fall 2012
Group Exhibit - 9th, 10th 11th and 12th Annual Louisiana Fine Arts Showcase, Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018