These pieces include work from my most recent series exploring the small moments in life, often these unobtrusive quiet seconds with friends and family that can be the most beautiful, it is in these moments that I can best capture the qualities I admire most in the individual.
In the last year this idea has been nesting in my mind emerging in several forms. Starting with a commission to illustrate a children’s storybook, the subject being a young cat named Joshua. I strived to capture the smaller moments a cat might experience and imagine the world from his point of view. This later expanded into more of my personal work including photography, painting and drawing. Sometimes pulling the subject from current events, like the recent turmoil and floods here in Baton Rouge. While processing these events I find ways to reinterpret and illustrate in the ‘small moments’.
Since January 2015 I have been teaching high school art here in Baton Rouge and after school private lessons since 2014. Working with such a busy schedule it often leaves me with little time at home to work on large scale work. So I have adapted and started working in smaller scale and more mobile materials like ballpoint pens, pencil and watercolors. In this I have rediscovered my love of pencil drawing, particularly the human form. I often compliment this with the delicate marks of a pen and the smooth flow of watercolor. In particular I like where these materials overlap and mix together, the watercolor or pen picking up particles of graphite or ink seems to unify the work.