I am drawn to subtle, everyday scenes that catch my eye; the light playing off a table in a cafe, or the color shift of leaves as fall approaches. My paintings express a personal response to subtle changes and transitions that I observe, sometimes abstract, more often realistic.
Through the use of composition, I like to zoom in on and isolate the subject. I use cropping to create a sense of narrative or mystery.
Pastel is the primary medium for my work. It is perfect for expressing color and light and combines the tactile feedback of both painting and drawing.
"Self-Denial" is a series about my struggle to quit smoking. The nine realistic paintings are brutally honest about the anger, grief and self-loathing that accompany withdrawl from an addiction.