After working in computer animation for over a decade, I yearned for something tactile & tangible. I started painting in oils in 2013, focusing in on still life painting. In 2015, I branched out to painting some of my friend's pets. Pet portrait commissions are very rewarding for me artistically, I love to capture soulful expressions. In 2016 I began exploring themes of human experience in my oil paintings.
In 2019 I started the Repair series. Inspired by the Japanese Art of Kintsugi, repairing broken objects with gold, the objects becoming more beautiful for the damage. I am translating this to my portrait painting to guide the viewer to consider their own personal damage & repair. Could the viewer accept their own damage as beautiful?
I have been honored to study with some Great Masters, such as Max Ginsburg, Keita Morimoto, Sara Sniderhan, Timothy Rees, Costa Dvorezky and Scott Conary.