Out of all the five senses, I believe touch is the most overlooked. Besides providing sensual pleasures, touch has an emotional side to it. Whether it’s a hug from a friend or a kiss from a loved one, through touch, we bond with others, we build a sense of trust, and we fall in love.

My art explores how touch is an undeniable part of human connections: platonic, romantic, and connection with oneself. Through dynamic brushstrokes and vibrant colors, my acrylic paintings of hands explore the visually stimulating, intimate, and profound ways to connect the heart and the mind.

Photos by Margaret Maguire