I work largely with the figure, concentrating on women. In awe of the strength women behold,  I feel the need to express their character through my work.  I can't explain how I choose my subjects, I go with my instinct and immediate feelings and drawn to stark, positive/negative space.  I like humor, mysteriousness and intimate mood, wanting the viewer to make their own interpretation.  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.