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'I dream what I paint, then I paint my dreams.' - Van Gogh

Because I often have very strange and vivid dreams, I am interested in not only learning about the subconscious mind and the way it works, but also making the thoughts in my head into something more tangible and real, in order to try to understand them better. Freud says that dreams are 'collages of images and memories that our subconscious has collected throughout the years', which is why I first begin by creating a preliminary collage on the computer that I then paint from. I also listen to music as I create these collages and let some of the song lyrics inspire certain elements of the piece as well. The process of doing this allows me to work through my thoughts on a deeper level, making these paintings extremely personal to me. I have struggled with anxiety and depression in the past, and most of my paintings reflect those internal struggles in one way or another.


2009  "A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free: Senior Thesis Show" at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


2022  "10th Annual Juried Exhibition" at Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia PA

2011  "Surreal Visions" at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2011  "148th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings" at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2011  "Art Unleashed 2011"at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009  "2009 International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition" on

2009  "Art and Design at 50 / Expo Sale" at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008  "Grand Small Works" at F.U.E.L. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2010  Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2010


2022  Second prize at the Cerulean Arts' 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

2009  Recipient of the Ted Carey Award

2008  Nominated for the Richard C. Von Hess Travel Fellowship

2008  Nominated for the Alexander Award

2008  Recipient of the Michael Leone Award

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