My interest is in attaining a balance between an illusion and the surface of the work that creates a tension. While I strive to present images that are realistic in that they should have the weight and presence of what is observed in life, they should often be elusive in detail and narrative.
"I like your work. They're like what you see when looking back at a memory or trying to remember your dreams. Or the world of someone nearsighted."
"What I see: someone working from photographs and not very well. Why the huge black blob in the bottom left? It's distracting and serves no purpose. Cut the noise. It's just a photo, a document to work"
"This is cutting-edge stuff. What is the medium?"
"Over all the painting is full of life...people who need people are very lucky!"