‘I am an artist. I’ve been refining a style for a little more than ten years that doesn’t involve paint brushes at all. I like to use centrifugal force and to change the viscosity of different paints on a canvas. People say my work reminds them of Jackson Pollock and I only heard of him about seven years ago. I had my first show in Salt Lake City at a little gallery called Gray Wall on Pierpont in 2011. I was living in a crummy little basement and living exclusively on my painting. I was and am the modern-day starving artist.

I’ve worked in every heavy labor kitchen job there is. I’ve done computer and phone jobs and it always comes to a point where I feel like I’m selling my soul and becoming more and more distant from myself. So, I decided in 2011 that I can pay rent and bills if I just focus my energy on my painting. This is what I want to do. I would rather be artistically challenged and stressed than bored and it might take a lot of balls to put myself out there, but I wake up in the morning and I realize that I have to paint. I have to create…it’s not just a part of me. It’s who I am and it’s what I do.’

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