My art takes a look at the realistic view of the world: it takes a closer look at what people normally don’t see. I mainly work with portraits that capture the essence of the person. I specialize in working with people to understand and document the emotions and expressions that they are feeling. I capture the visual experience that is more important than the art itself, I mainly paint for the satisfaction of a completed piece that is appreciated by everyone involved. I study the details of people’s faces, the things that others might not notice, the details of their physical features. I make art for many reasons. I started drawing faces to study people’s facial expressions and emotions. Being on the autistic spectrum, I needed to connect with people and when I am drawing a person for a moment in time I become connected to that person and feel a special bond being created. I study the details of people’s faces, the things that others might not notice, the details of their physical features.
VSA Colorado/Access Gallery (VSA) is a community-based nonprofit organization located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver, Colorado. VSA engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for young people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. Individuals in the ArtWorks program gain confidence, art skills and job skills. With 70% of people with disabilities unemployed and many living at or below the poverty level, the ArtWorks program helps change the economic equation for the participating artists. ArtWorks artists can be commissioned to create a variety of original works.