I work largely with the figure, women.  I can't explain how I choose my subjects, I go with my instinct and immediate feelings about an image. I am drawn to stark positive/negative space, leaving the background simple concentrating on the figure.  I like humor, a mysteriousness and intimate mood, 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.