I am very passionate about painting people. My concentration on figurative painting allows me the opportunity to explore the synergy between the subjects and their environment with hopes of relaying their stories. It is also a way to share the uniqueness and humanity of our communities with a wider audience.
Alice Neel, a known painter of people states, “People’s images reflect the era in a way that nothing else could. When portraits are good art, they reflect the culture, the time, and many other things…art is a form of history…” If my paintings of people reflect my sense of caring and respect for them, then I have succeeded at my task.