Whether in my still lifes or my figurative paintings, the goal is to create an abstract form of storytelling with images that are as simple and direct as children’s book illustrations while at the same time being as mysterious as a dream. Clarity and Ambiguity; balancing both of these elements is essential.
And though my pictures often resemble and are indeed informed by traditional forms of illustration, the important distinction between Fine Art and Illustration is in the intent. That is to say, I’m more interested in the emotional effect of an image than the specific narrative content. It may look like a book illustration, but it is only in appearance. The only thing I’m looking to illustrate is my consciousness.