2015 Paintings III
These paintings depict everyday moments including relationship events, conversations, working out, getting ready for a night out and other "snap-shot" moments that reference a longer story. I highlight feelings of social anxiety, nervousness and self-consciousness especially as these emotions relate to the experience of being a woman. I combine influences from art history, mass media, fashion photography, advertising and other images associated with popular culture and consumerism. My paint application is varied juxtaposing painterly areas, thin washes, thick impasto, flat, graphic shapes and a sensitive, personal handwriting. Through my process, I create images of universal social encounters and voyeuristic windows into private moments that consider how people view others and how they view themselves.