My subject, the human figure, has chosen me. Having gone through stages of interest in several genres, I always find myself returning to portraits and figures. I’m drawn to the emotion expressed by the gesture of a hand or the tilt of a head. I’m fascinated by the divine spark, the infinite variety of the human face, and the tiny differences that make each of us our unique selves.
Themes of human relationships and emotion, social issues and empathy bind the work together. Although my work has a naturalistic foundation, I am uninterested in creating academically perfect figurative work. I prefer a more expressive approach that is less about visual accuracy and more about the human experience.
It is often the play of light and shadow across the face or the body that first draws me in.