"I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”———-Terence
Inspired by the subject matter that unites our humanity, I am interested in telling the story of the "Everyman". painting people as portraits and figures in oil, charcoal and pastel pencil. The source of my inspiration derives from numerous directions, including scenes from the streets, issues in the news, and subject matter I have read about regarding current social trends. . My work embraces the concept of social realism by drawing attention to everyday conditions. I am interested in the transformative energy of art to heal social ills. My work is inspired by my sensitivity to those who are considered to be on the fringes of society as well as the sense of alienation my childhood shyness made me feel. No conversation is more worth having than that which addresses to some degree the condition of our fellow man.