Inspired by the English Pre-Raphaelite painters and the writers of late Victorian Kentucky—poets Madison J. Cawein and
Robert Burns Wilson as well as the 19th Century “writers of the fantastic” such as Wilkie Collins, J. Sheridan LeFanu and
Edgar Allen Poe— My work explores  the eternal human quest for love and acknowledges the haunting melancholy of loss and
longing in a setting of Gothic romance.