Statement

My works consist of figuration and abstraction which are used to construct images that are informed by portraiture.  I typically paint women as they provide a reference point from which I am familiar, depicting the emotional weight of complex relationships within an individual or others.
 
Through my work, I can more easily express moments of personal vulnerability. Each piece is an effort to fulfill an ever-present sense of longing. Each captures a search to find something yet to be discovered. To leave oneself unguarded and emotionally open can be powerful. It is this dichotomy I am interested in portraying as a response to the world around me.