My paintings come from my emotional side. I find that when I sit down in front of a blank canvas, how I begin is purely instinctual. My paintings always seem to begin with a base layer of color gradients. The mood of the painting is set by whether I paint with a warm or cool palette. My warm, bright orange, red and pink bases depict my more energetic, focused days. The blue, green and purple paintings reflect my emotional, moody periods.
I've been a ballerina since I was seven years old. I have trained mostly in Russian Vaganova style. This type of ballet although it is very strenuous and technically challenging, it's meant to look fluid and effortless. These qualities translate into the way that I paint. My work emphasizes the tensions implicit in combining the human mind and the world it perceives. What is underneath the surface is how I see the world. I want to make visible what is invisible. I intend to narrate my feelings and thoughts through painting.