Painting is an integral part of my practice. Trained in painting from not only teaching myself but my boarding school and now university schooling, I always find myself returning to this medium. Whether it be abstract, landscapes, the human figure or portrait, or a combination of all three, painting is one of the best ways I can express myself and my view of the world. Mainly working in oil paint, but also in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and even egg tempera and distempter, I try to incorporate textural and color elements that are hyper-realized. I attribute a lot of my love of Art to painting and my early exposure to impressionist and abstract expressionist painters.