Artist Bio

My influences are figurative and their paintings reductive, displaying an ability to articulate emotion through form. The desire to paint the figure, compose more dynamic spaces, and, ultimately, develop a more expressive brushstroke has led me to the amorphous discipline of an indirect process. This method allows content to arise from the erosion of the preconceived as one constantly defines, destroys, and reestablishes form. I will pass over the entire canvas each day, moving and refining each layer, responding to the previous day’s work. The paintings develop a history and, in the end, exhibit a more evocative surface and suggestive content as the intellectual and technical skills of painting are allowed to engage in constant dialogue. I believe in considering all of art history and the study of the human figure as a basis for the development of vital contemporary art.