Every single thing I look at, I imagine how I can capture it with paint.
I am in love with the micro-moments of human reactions. Moments which cause a person to burst into unexpected laughter with another person, or when a single breath of surprised joy blankets a persons nose and mouth with their own hands, and the only expression revealed are their elated, sparkling eyes (It is almost as if they are trying to capture joy, and savor it, before they have to release it into the world). I even love those solemn reactions, when tears slowly fill up and spill over, and one single drop falls so fast, it doesn't even have the chance to slide down their cheek, or when a person kicks up the dirt left over from defeat. Maybe the dust, which billows up so quickly, is really just trying to embrace that person for comfort. Within each of these delicately brief instances, I rest, and study the light, again, taking a mental record of how I can paint it, because those are occasions where I think God may sit quietly.
My current body of work is about the search for captivating ethereal light, and reflective water within those very brief glimpses of movement. My style sits between a paradox of realism, and abstraction with the intent of unifying the irony. The same as one would try to unify spirit and form. I work with acrylics, fine oils and genuine metal leaf. I believe, the water, the light and the figurative imagery used in my work are serendipitous to those micro-moments, those flashes of our existence which are all symbolic of our growth, transport, wonder, vision, and inquisitive nature.