Gouache paintings of imaginary girls in their imaginary rooms. These portraits were inspired by photographer Adrienne Salinger’s iconic 1995 book “In My Room : Teenagers In Their Bedroom”.

I’ve always been inspired by the things that makes a person : a collection of interests and references that shape one’s character. My own personal bedroom has been a constant source of inspiration, built brick by brick in the progression of my own character and ever changing interests with footprints stuck on each wall. Your room could be heaven if you want it to be.  In this series, I envisioned a habitat for each girl. While some of my own interests leak into the paintings (a recurring theme being the occult and horror), this series is an exploration of how one’s room can mirror that person’s entire personality and history.