My canvas is a story or conversation that takes place between me the artist, the subject and the canvas. Each journey is a new challenge and sometimes the process, the learning that comes from failures along the way, is more important than the end product. Technical proficiency is an ongoing process as is the work to develop one’s own style.
Studying with artists whose work I admire and learning from history is important and enjoyable me, but ultimately I have to believe in my own vision to be authentic. I strive to create a strong dynamic of light and shadow in my work and a place where the viewer might find reason to reflect and enter into the conversation.