My paintings combine depictions of women and domestic culture with a world of exoticism. They are intuitive responses to suburban boredom, transformed into unfamiliar and fictional situations. The image emerges through a process of erasure, mending, and embellishment of paint and collage. The use of collage as a preconceived “mark” forces the image and materials to interact with one another. Raised in a house in which the interior was only monochromatic brown, I've since grown to indulge in ebullient color. This inclination to fantasize and exaggerate the ordinary is at the core of my work.