Artist Statement

Why I paint

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"Courtyard Envived", Oil on board, 20 x 16 in, 2022

I am animated by the scenery around me, both natural and human-constructed. I feel compelled by the unfamiliar town, the peculiarities of a face, and the shadows nestled in foothills. I attempt to capture the connections between figures (material and conceptual) and their surroundings. I find excitement in exploring mystery and sharing that wonder through this medium.