My body of work is an expression and exploration of my lifelong
fascination with animals. Though my paintings, I seek to give animals a
voice and a personality, while making light of our uniquely human
existence. By imagining what animals might do if put in human
situations, I stage tableaus that shine a spotlight on both their
innocence and raw instinct. This collision between animal and human
sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and often humorous world
that viewers can relate to on an emotional level.
A graphic designer by trade and an oil painter by design, I am
continually experimenting with different styles of contemporary
realism that balance my artistic sensibilities, technique, and unique
sense of humor. As I evolve, what remains constant is my respect for
the animals that inspire me, and my desire to bring a smile to the face of every viewer.