Realism has always been my first love. I tend to look at a scene or object and wonder how accurately I could reproduce it with paint. Working mostly in black and white, I like to bring attention to one element with a bright color.
I started painting the MascTots series in 2013, when one of my best friends was about to have her first baby. I painted a simple, color block owl for her little boy. Not long after, my sister asked if I would paint something similar for her friend. Then another...and the MascTots were born. Everyone seems to have an animal they connect with and I love seeing the delight these characters bring out in both kids and adults.