I paint what inspires me. Often, my inspiration comes from my day-to-day life and surroundings. I strive to see the beauty in every location. Coming from Kauai to Detroit, this was initially difficult because I had grown accustomed to creating paintings inspired by lush, tropical surroundings. Now, I looks for more of a subtle beauty that is not always as obvious. I see beauty in reflections on a rainy day, a quiet street at dawn, the vibrant energy found in the city. With today's chaos and negativity in the world I feel the need to combat this with the opposite through my work. I strive to evoke a moment of peace, curiosity and wonder.