When I paint, I wish to disappear into my subject. Working from intense observation, I am obsessed with attaining what I call “truthiness”. Truthiness arises from the honest, accurate depictions of my subject.
I am not concerned with issues of “style”. Style is inherent in the method. Light, sensed by my eye, distilled in the brain and expressed by my hand, makes it impossible not to leave a personal stamp.
This is a dance between artist the model reveal truths about them both. From it, a body of work has been created, described as realistic, melancholic, haunting and emotionally dimensional. “Communing With Nature” is a look at how attached to our devices we can be that we fail to notice the world around us.