I work largely with the figure. I can't explain how I choose my subjects, I go with my instinct and immediate feelings about an image. I know that I am drawn to stark positive/negative space, most of the time leaving the background simple concentrating on the figure. I like humor, a mysteriousness and sometimes intimate mood for my work. I want the viewer to make their own interpretation. There is no specific story behind the painting, it's up to the viewer. I studied drawing and illustration in school but I'm a self taught painter and prefer this medium as I love the spontaneity of the paint and using color to create space.
I grew up in the midwest but longed to see the bigger world. I have lived in Paris, New York, Minneapolis and currently Portland, Oregon, I look forward finding the next place in this world to live and explore.