Although I hold a degree in printmaking, I have been painting in oils and acrylics since 2005. I work with an abundance of vibrant color. I love the visible aspects of the paint on canvas. I try to keep my brushwork fairly loose and expressive because I want to infuse my work with a sense of movement and vitality. Borrowing qualities found in photography, I occasionally blur parts of the figure with a pattern of overlapping shapes in the hope of enhancing that sense of movement. Aspects of the composition can be in sharp focus in one moment and then, in an instant, areas fade, move or entirely disappear. I’ve always been sensitive to the ephemeral nature of the world, the passage of time and the fleeting experiences of life. I am fascinated by the way people’s lives crisscross and how those brief encounters remain a profound and indelible part of their on-going development. I also enjoy creating images that reunite people from both sides of existence to resolve unfulfilled needs or desires. If I manage to convey in my paintings a certain sense of a moment lost or of an encounter missed, then I’ve accomplished a lot…I have achieved something mysterious and magical.