I am a narrative figure and landscape painter. I grew up in a house filled with photography books, which continue to influence my work, which I often think of as film stills. I love the simplicity of painting; a piece of canvas or wood, a stick with hair glued to the end of it and some colored dirt. Through some process of alchemy and a collaboration of artist and viewer a connection is made and souls stir. It's cheesy, I know, but it's true. Art, music, stories, love and beauty are what we depend on to get us through.