I am driven to render with paint. Fascinated by the human experience, I am intrigued by portraiture as a genre and the interactions it provokes. In my portraits I seek to explore the things that are real in my life. This includes the intangible–impressions left by things observed, and my perceptions of these things, all contribute to what I interpret to be valid.
In my current body of work I am searching for my own mythology. Rather than an occurrence itself, it is the impression left by a narrative that I am most interested in. Using the human figure as a vehicle of exploration, I strive to emulate a sensation of recognition. In rendering I do not seek to relay a specific story, but to convey human sentiment.
As objects, my paintings are about observation and decision-making. In keeping a constant dialogue, I allow myself to be influenced by the unique demands of each piece. Working from a mix of photos and observation, I am interested in both human expression and the personal expression of painting.