My work is characterized by painterly surfaces and psychologically potent subjects that explore connection, longing, trauma, and loss. Painter and educator Andrew Forge described my work as a visual “rich soup,” which seems apt. 

The forms I create indeed emerge from the rich soup of a psychological space. Any preconceived ideas I bring to the painting are usually deconstructed as I work; they re-emerge later in the marks, the often stripped-down color, the tonal preferences.

I primarily work from photos of my beloved students with autism, landscapes I resonate with, or scenes of social unrest, but the actual subject is always the process of painting itself. Process meets intention in my work, each transforming the other. I try to be awake to catch all of this that happens as I paint, which is a blueprint for how I try to live. Not easy…but what else is there?