Artist Statement

My most recent work reflects the relationships between people and the interplay of life in urban centers. It's about the space between being together and being alone, connection and disconnection, individuality and societal expectations, interior and exterior, and movement and stillness.

As our urban lives become increasingly digitized and disconnected, I want to give the viewer the opportunity to connect with the subjects and to consider their own relationships.  By capturing the dynamic scenes where unlikely visual and compositionally rich scenes come together, they are preserved for contemplation and reflection.

My landscapes depict snapshots of the fleeting and dramatic moments which create structural intrigue through the use of architecture and natural elements.

The oil paintings are based on my photography and are constructed freehand.  I start with a line drawing or monotone underpainting, which structures the composition and spacing of elements.  Next, I use multiple layers of paint, that increasingly create detail and a luminous, lifelike quality.  While the work is representational, it is not photorealistic, as I want to allow space for the viewer’s imagination.