graphite and charcoal on paper
27" x 22"
Much of my work is autobiographical, incorporating family history and memories. I often find content in my immediate surroundings. The act of watching human activity blends into my art-making as I try to capture relationships between the humans in my life. I strive to capture the essence of my subjects by showing their character and emotions.
I'm influenced by a number of artists including Richard Diebenkorn who said, "Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind."