On Open Studio weekends, I will display my paintings and works in progress at the studio of fiber and sculpture artist June Szabo. So the address on this page is actually June’s!
I’ve been trying to make things with my hands for as long as I can remember. In my younger years I would often be crafting something, but eventually developed a love for fine detailed linework in pencil and pen.
I went on to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in Scientific Illustration. While in school I grew interested in many new mediums and techniques. It wasn’t until after college that I was able to strike a harmony between my favorites – reductive dry media and painting with washes of color, in my case acrylics.
Since then my personal work has focused on themes of fantasy, animal symbolism, free-flow imaginative process, and all kinds of natural subjects.
The act of creating something from nothing has always appealed to me. I really enjoy bringing ideas to light, trusting my intuition when making art, and creating a world that hadn’t existed prior. Having people connect and relate to that world is one of the most rewarding experiences.