Artist Statement

I have always focused on figurative work, and am drawn to working with paint as a medium as I feel it captures not just a singular moment, but a moment that is rendered over a period of time. I find that through painting multiple layers, a richness of detail and complexity emerges. When I focus on the person in front of me, studying and copying the subject matter through paint on canvas, I believe that through this act of creation something deeper emerges. That something deeper is what I want to capture, explore further, and share with others.