I grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, mesmerized by animation. I felt more connected to the bizarre, fantastical, and surreal worlds on television then with my peers. I only had some minor education in art, due to financial and mental health setbacks. I was diagnosed with Autism, followed by PTSD in my adult years. Art became my form of communication and expression. It has given people a look into the world as it travels into my brain.
In my works, I emphasize colors, values, shape, line, details, and movement to reflect the world I live in, including the intense sensory inputs. I mix realism with abstraction to display the nature of my own human experience, good and bad. I love to paint and draw, but I like to use various 2D traditional and digital media to extend what can express in each artwork I create.
My current inspirations include the surrealist artists like Frida Kahlo, Francisco Goya “Black Style” series, and old punk, Goth, and 90s Visual Kei subcultures.
The Membership at Quabbin Art Association is comprised of established and emerging artists and art patrons who play an essential role in our mission. Currently in its sixth year, our Membership is an extension of our growing network. We are proud to provide an online gallery of Members artwork.
Interested in showcasing your art with Quabbin Art Association? All of our members are invited to enjoy the benefit of an online member gallery page including up to six artwork pieces, credentials, artist bio/statement and contact information.
To join our group, or retain your membership, you must pay annual membership dues of $25 for the calendar year September-June. Please make check payable to Quabbin Art Association, P.O. Box 216, Belchertown, MA 01007.
Download, complete and print the Membership Application Form (PDF) for membership renewal or to become a new member.
If you prefer to sign-up in person, Membership Application Forms are available at Quabbin Art Association meetings and events.
All members must be current in dues to participate in any QAA exhibition, on the website, or have their artwork featured in our marketing communications.