Being young means a lot of things to me: it means looking at life through rose-colored glasses, ridiculously high-set expectations, continuous confusion, a need for adventure, circular self-reflection, and melodrama. I make paintings which summarize my experience, combining past memories and current perceptions. I use personal 35mm film photographs as the starting point for my paintings and develop them based upon my re-interpretation of that moment in time. This reworking is often centered around a thought and mood which arises when revisiting the photo months later.
Some of my greatest artistic influences are Joan Mitchell, David Hockney, Alice Neel, and Linda McCartney. I also gather a lot of inspiration from young artists like Hiller Goodspeed, Max Seckel, Grace Weaver, Laura Callaghan, and Jules de Balincourt. My work is equally shaped by the musicians I play in the studio: Girlpool, Snail Mail, Courtney Barnett, Omni, SALES, and The Babe Rainbow.