Artist Statement

My paintings most often explore the idea that there are a multiplicity of realities mutually coexisting and that these realities are our shadows and our mirrors – always with us, rarely acknowledged. The works are meant to evoke/provoke different emotional and psychological states – from playful humor to more complex feelings.

Diversity fascinates me. Apparent opposites, apparent contradictions in this world which are never really separate but simply different aspects of the whole remain a steady source of exploration. The paintings often combine non-objective elements with more recognizable images as a way of merging these things perceived of as separate.

All of these differences are simply different clothing for the same body of knowledge. This is how I see and paint the world around me – a world of shifting perspectives, a universe of energy sometimes quiet and reflective, sometimes more active and agitated, each seeking balance within the other.