I have a poetic sensibility and an artistic mind. I think in color, line, and poetry. Whether through graphite drawings, oil, or watercolor paintings, I try to capture raw human emotion in my artwork by portraying a specific feeling held in a single moment. I am mostly self taught and thus paint in a way that is probably not the most effective, but has always eventually given me my desired result. I began hand stitching my paintings about a year ago and I am thrilled with the aesthetic achievement of the technique. Sewing black thread into my paintings creates a striking contrast with the soft, smooth water colors. My paintings tell a story that you don't have to listen to. Just look.