These selected early works include mixed media, paintings and illustrations completed during my third and fourth years in high school, 2007-2009. This body of work is an exploration of materials, subject matter, composition and precision - early illustrations and, essentially, preparation work for future art.
The primary media used in my early work includes pen, colored pencil and watercolor - do not confuse the watercolor for marker. However, as this was an exploratory phase, these pieces also involve oil paints, gouache, charcoal and paint pen.
In most of my work, I conceal one image within another, allowing you to constantly find something new. In some instances, you can turn the piece upside down to reveal shapes you would not recognize when held at a different angle.
2009 / Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art Awards, Boston MA
2009 / Honorable Mention, Arisia Student Art Contest, New England US
2008 / Certificate of Recognition, Art All-State, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA