Technology takes a back seat. I use traditional, hand-illustrated methods to design products.
I believe collaboration transforms brands and broaden consumers’ perspectives through visual concepts. By producing products by hand I am able to celebrate traditions and history
I create art inspired by spirits and libations
Foreshots&Saints is an art form and a state of mind. It oscillates between two extremities. From a technical stance, foreshots is the beginning of the distillation that yields volatile chemicals like methanol, yet it is also a metaphor for life. Sometimes our paths can lead us to a challenging road. It fills our spirit with harmful substances like anger or resentment, but it is essential for us to remember that after such heartache, this rocky path can transition its course and meander into an auspicious lane: the heart of a spirit run. After foreshots (in distillation) is “the heart” of the spirit run. It’s the flavor profile that master distillers capture because it yields confectionary notes of honey and pear. It is also a reminder that I must harness my emotions in an impactful way. While being passionate is good, expressing that excess emotion in moments of anger can be hurtful to others. Transferring that energy into art is empowering because the whole point of art, at least for me, is to explore emotions. I can provide a medium that may inspire others to create their own art on canvas and fill that space with joy and love. “Saints” is a historical reference to monks producing wine and beer, but it is also a reminder that my sole purpose and mission in life is to be a service to others. I can fill people’s lungs with laughter. I can also let my paintings be a safe space for people to sit with their wounds and process those feelings of discomfort without judgment. This is a way to heal the soul. I am not here to turn my back on a scab, but I am here to be Neosporin in someone’s life. My hope is that you are able to look at my pieces of art and feel uplifted. Let your head and heart be in the clouds. Daydream. Fly. Let your mind be free and have your spirit be filled with love, hope, and laughter.
I use Golden and Liquitex acrylic paint on canvas
Size of canvas varies, based upon preference.
Hand-drawn images are created with Copic markers, Prisma color pencils and Faber Castell ink. We use the highest quality tools to optimize texture and vibrancy.
Images are drawn on thick Cold Press/water paper in 18 by 24 inches or 22 by 30 inches.
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