Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Shaun Roberts

Second Advisor

Neal Cox

Third Advisor

Wesley Berg

Fourth Advisor

John McDermott


Effloresce is a series of oil paintings and charcoal drawings containing the human figure and natural imagery and forms. This pairing represents the intersection of the inner realm of human emotion and spiritual experience with the external realm of nature and the world.

Both contemporary and historical painting and drawing traditions serve as inspiration for this body of work, particularly the natural symbology found in Medieval and Renaissance Art. I employ painting techniques inspired by contemporary painters Alex Kanevsky, Mia Bergeron, Helene Delmaire, and Zoey Frank, as well as historical painters John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Lucian Freud, and Vincent Van Gogh. Each of these artists utilize the tactile nature of the painting medium as part of their personal style and artistic vision, allowing the painted surface and mark making techniques to contribute to the depiction of light, form, and emotion.

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