Artist Statement

I’m an observational painter; my work is based on my interpretation and response to what I see, as opposed to purely invented subject matter. I was trained as a figurative painter, but am not particularly interested in exalting the human form in my work. I instead prefer exploring the small pockets of nature that are often overlooked in our busy, fast-paced lives. In my paintings I try to evoke a feeling of meditative calm, a space the viewer can enter in order to quiet the mind long enough to see the metaphorical bigger picture.