I am interested in the way that Kyle Staver
conjures mystery and awe around her subjects through her masterful use of light. I am also influenced by the dazzling world-building in Judith Linhares
' paintings of self-sufficient women, at ease with themselves and their environments. Lisa Yuskavage’s exploration of femininity in all its complexity also serves as a reference for the content of my work.
Beyond these contemporary figurative painters, I find inspiration in the paintings of Tamara de Lempicka, Tarsila do Amaral, Frida Kahlo, the Girl Pictures
photographs by Justine Kurland, and work by eco-feminist artists Ana Mendieta and Kiki Smith.