I strive for visual tension expressed through the reaching, groping, and agonizing of angular anatomy - knees, knuckles, and wrists. The human figure has always been the major focus of my painting. For me, only rarely are other subjects able to impart the power and energy of the nude figure.


My work is enigmatic, without apology. I believe that meaning is constructed at the point where art and the viewer interact. Both the artist and the viewer bring something to this artistic interaction, and the experience is different for each of us, every time. I am content with this ambiguity. I like that it challenges the viewer.


I anticipate that the viewer will be challenged and even disturbed by my work. In turn, my challenge is to portray those qualities the viewer will grasp and understand as universally human, that we are exposed, disconnected and vulnerable.