Artist's Statement

I paint in oils and create drawings using pencil, mixed media and collage. My artwork can be either figurative or abstract, or a combination of the two.
 
I use art to tell stories that are personal and important to me. The stories relate my psychological states-my thoughts, feelings, emotions and responses-to the people, events and periods in my life. My paintings have dealt with aging, mortality and death; a car accident in which I was seriously injured; the beginning and ending of love affairs, as well as political and social issues. 
 
I seek images that contain within them something of the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and psychological states I want to express. The selected images inspire my artwork, modifying and transforming those images until they express the story I want to tell. Even my abstract work is based on narrative moments.