| My work as a whole encompasses an exploration
of the human experience.
My interest in the people around me comes from the idea that
we look at people every day, but we never really stop to SEE
them. In every painting I strive to capture the beauty, variations
and complexities of the human form. The goal of my portrait work
is to capture the soul of the individualnot just their
Im inspired by the figurative works (to name a few) of
Sargent, Fechin, Thayer, Caravaggio and John Giarrizzo.
|| John, my art professor at Northwest College, instilled
in me a great love of art and an immense desire to create it.
His work and ideas have found their way into mine.
I see my work as a self-portrait in that the subjects of my paintings
are all a part of me, each painting a learning experience and
an exploration of myself as an artist.