A fascination with storytelling in art has naturally led me to an interest in narrative painting and illustration. My work tends to be filled with personal mythology and symbolism. My painting is representational and usually focuses on the human figure. I tend to work from memory to form images that seem real, but no longer or cannot exist. The imagery I use is derived from a slow distillation of subconscious associations and symbols. Through this distillation, I focus and discover images that accurately describe a story or situation from an almost purely emotional or irrational basis. I make paintings that I understand emotionally, but rationally cannot explain.
This characteristic of my humanity has always intrigued me. I paint in hopes of discovering why certain images and symbols recur in my work and why others feel the same connection to the work that I find so personal to me.