I've been a visual and detail-oriented person from as far back as I can remember. Always observing and drawing, mostly people. I was introduced to oils in a painting course at Ringling College of Art & Design. I enjoyed painting landscapes, but I like people more. I took what I knew about landscape painting and started creating large-scale portraits - treating the contour of the face as a landscape. I work from life and photography to create the most authentic images possible.
The majority of my work explores the complexity and beauty of the everyday man.
I've also explored the use of traditional draftsmanship with digital imagery to create mixed media pieces which look at our disassociation with food as a society.
In all of my work I am trying to find some truth in my subject matter that the viewer can relate to which will draw them in to the deeper, subliminal designs waiting to be discovered.