My ambition is to make art that communicates the richness and texture of human life, while acknowledging the frailty and temporality of the human condition. Through my art, I investigate transience, as evidenced by the juxtapositions of the ordinary and the extraordinary, layered with tension born out of either harmony or conflict.
David Hockney once said the purpose for an artist was “to make people see” and I hold myself to that standard. As we pass through our busy lives, we often look but do not see, hear but do not listen, eat and not savor, hold but not feel. I paint reality, or some form of it, using language that expressively conveys the emotions I experience and illusions I see.