Artist Statement:

My work tends to have a surrealist manner and hyper-realistic style. Charcoal is my primary medium of expression which is a give and take relationship. The physically exhausting process of putting on the charcoal and erasing it gives a raw and exposed feeling similar to subject matter. You are left with an emotional experience that sometimes gives an answer, but mostly leaves you with more questions.

As an artist I have the unique ability to creatively cultivate the world around me. I use metaphors and symbols to help share a narrative or an experience that others can connect to.

Ever since I was a child I have used art to share what I wasn’t able to share. What starts out as self expression soon becomes a form of communication with others. I also strive to reveal the light in the darkness. You sometimes have to show the bad to understand the good. Art can be used to open our eyes to the unknown and give us a renewed lens of the world and ourselves. I hope that my work gives people the chance to sit, to contemplate, and to experience a wider variety of emotions.

 

Solo and featured exhibitions

2011 Here and There, Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas

2010 Lift my eyes to you, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2007 Black White & In-Between, Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas

Group exhibitions

2011 Miami Opening, Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Miami, Florida

2010 Thirteen Underground, Shift Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2010 More than a Picture, Vault Gallery, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Publications

2014 WhatWeeklyMagazine, Online

2011 AY (About You) Magazine, July

2010 NWA Online TV Interview

2010 NPR Radio Interview

2010 @Urban Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 1

Corporate Collections; Clients

Westrock Coffee, Little Rock, Arkansas (Photo Journalism, Videography, Portrait Photography, Fine Art Pieces)

Rwanda Trading Company, Rwanda, Africa (Photo Journalism, Videography, Portrait Photography, Fine Art Pieces)

Mama Carmen's Coffee Shop (Wall Mural Painting)

J.B. Hunt, Little Rock/Fayetteville, Arkansas (personally collected by Jane Hunt)

Kirk Thompson (Former C.E.O of J.B. Hunt)

Past Gallery Representation

Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery, Little Rock AR

Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery, Miami FL

Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Current Employment

Graphic Designer/Illustrator at B-Unlimited (b-unlimited.com) ; Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas Life Magazine

Arkansas Life Magazine

Arkansas Life Magazine

Arkansas Life Magazine

@UrbanMagazine First Issue

@UrbanMagazine First Issue