Artists Statement

The relationship of men and women has always fascinated me. Biological, social and otherwise. Gender roles, boundaries, and expectations are always in flux from a social standpoint, but are pretty much fixed from a biological standpoint. Hence the struggle.

My subject matter, therefore, is portraiture of men and women in close ups as well as in action specifically in athletics. In my "Warriors" series I tried to capture that moment in sports of completion or transition, or weightlessness.

The two most prominent influences have been pop art and woodcut/linocut prints. I like to think that my "style" has elements of both.


"I think I paint women not so much as I appreciate their beauty (which I do)....but I actually think they are better people."
 "Men are more difficult to draw or least for me...I'm not sure why, but I struggle with the composition and theme."