“Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.”


About me and my newer work:

I believe we miss so much in our daily lives, too busy on our way towards dealing/completing the newest tasks we’ve taken on to really ‘see’, taking time to marvel at they myriad of sensations around us.

I try to walk my path with the eyes of my 4-year old self, when all was a wonder, taking nothing for granted,and examining everything I stumble upon.

Discovery is the linchpin of my work. Finding, extracting, describing and augmenting the inner-light of a subject is my driving force which in turn expands my desire for a greater understanding of the simple elements I chance upon.

My work’s focus has narrowed.

The inner harmony within a subject laid bare, in the light dancing over and through it illuminating a sometimes intense and other times

subtle movement is the soul of my organic process.

Using traditional materials: ink, pastels, color pencils, graphite, charcoal,

watercolor and gouache each work is an attempt to illustrate a subject’s

life within nature’s realm of organized chaos, something some would think ordinary,

and yet others may find it magical.

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