This collection explores ideas of different psychological states and the female identity, experimentation with movement and the shifting of the face, pushing the boundaries between portraiture and abstraction.

The work I am currently making begins with layering different images through Photoshop at different transparencies. When I am happy with the overall image and composition I print them out to be used as reference material for the paintings. I then draw the picture on the canvas free hand, changing and manipulating the image as I see fit for the overall feeling of the work with oil pastel and pencil.

The streaks and blurs of the images are meant to explore ideas of confusion, and lack of identity. I am interested in the vagueness of the image, almost to the point of abstraction. The physicality of touching the paint while blurring/streaking gives a personal, momentary experience.