“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “
Much of my work has focused on the inference of the human imprint on objects;
represented in still-life’s or the‘domestic landscapes’ we inhabit.
I embrace the rich tradition of ‘vanitas’ painters and the surreptitious manner it allows to address
universal experiences of hope, vanity, faith & loss through my own personal iconography.
Symbolism remains an important element even in work that addresses social concerns directly.
Expressing the effects of light on color and forms, as well as imparting varied
surface textures are ever engaging process for me as a painter.
I strive for my work to be visually interesting while inspiring
an introspective search for meaning. I agree with Max Beckman who stated,
“In order to get something universal you must be very specific.”