My paintings explore the boundaries between realism and abstraction. My themes concern the fragmentary nature of perception, the selectivity of memory, and the heightened awareness that exists between the artist and subject.
I aim to capture how we perceive each other in modern life,
fast pace, urban chaos, and profusion of electronic media. My work often
includes glitched or pixelated passages as a nod to impressionism and
as a metaphor for the impermanence of all things.
I believe that portraiture is
an essential tradition that enables us to recognize the dignity in all of
humanity. It has been my privilege to continue this practice.
the University of California, Berkeley, and studied drawing and
painting at the Art Students League, New York Academy of Art, and
National Academy of Design.