I am interested in the intersection of the uncanny and the quotidian, how reality can coexist with the possibility of the supernatural. The paintings explore a menacing, paranormal, and esoteric search for answers. The anxiety that arises from the unknown is the motivation for these works. I’ve always seen oil painting as something that is slightly magical, and almost alchemical: taking simple organic materials and making something out of them that becomes more than its constituent parts. The end result can become an object that holds a mysterious charge; something more than what it appears to be. This is what interests me in painting as well as inexplicable situations and esoterica.