— “My painting has been influenced by formal training in 19th Century Academic Realism as well as other young contemporary artists. It's exciting for me to be creating work that is new in its style, and that fits the narrative of society today.  I think it’s a reflection of our times due to the internet as the new generation, how broad our artistic tastes are since we are exposed to everything. I think in the future we will be much more interested in works of art that show a mastery of multiple styles.