Images of people and their surroundings suggest narratives. These images may suggest stories wrought with nostalgia and personal tale or they maybe a snapshot within the mundane rhythms of everyday life. All these images leave questions. Are there conclusions to be drawn? Is there a story? Are these images but lost fragments of repeating patterns, situations, experiences and cultural themes that are revisited and continue to be replayed with a revolving cast of characters that share a cultural milieu?
I paint images of people and landscapes. I am interested in how the photo preserves the illusion of reality while at the same time abstracts and flattens the space and figures. Painting continues that transformation.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY MFA, Fine Arts, 2001
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA BA , Art, 1998
New American Paintings, MFA Annual Edition 2001
Studio Visit Magazine 2015