The women in my paintings are women I know personally, and I strive to represent some part of their personality. They are strong, beautiful, independent and complex. It’s my job, as the artist, to capture their innate quality and translate it into a painting.
My bedroom, and more specifically my bed, has always been an important physical space, where I spend most of my time when home, reading, working, eating, etc. It’s interesting to note that the women in my paintings were not captured in their own bedrooms like most people think, but were actually documented in my bed. The rooms in my paintings do not exist and are fantasies of rooms I wish I had. I collage all my reference photographs together to create many combinations of bedrooms that hold objects that are significant to me.