Through my work I explore both an inner psychological narrative and an outer technical process, expressing the human condition while following traditional practices based in art history. My primary focus is figurative work, believing it to be the most universal subject to convey visual language. With the movement of light and form through space, the figure offers unlimited expressive potential and confronts our understanding of what it means to be human. Subjects are often caught in a moment of quiet introspection. Many are done from a combination of observation and memory, intended to express something greater than mimesis. I also work in still life and landscape genres to further explore psychological narratives. Still lifes involve tableaus of self-reflection, and sometimes include the human figure to create a dialog between person and artifact. Landscapes are largely done from the imagination and form an internal landscape symbolizing the collective experiences of memory.