Artist Statement

I believe the enemy of the creative process is limitation. Neither tools nor rules hinder  any artist from making what they envision.  Art is  not restricted by any single genre, medium, school or process. It  is an authentic expression of the creative spirit.

Taking cues from pop art, surrealism, and contemporary portraiture, I use  traditional painting techniques with digital tools to convey complex ideas and compositions with layered imagery. My subject matter is always connected to my life, my relationships, my internal struggles, and a ongoing dialogue with my larger community.  

My source material includes vintage family pictures, historic images, original photographs, drawings, painting, collages, and prints. I am intrigued by the possibilities of mixing materials and processes to expand well beyond a single medium . My goal is to use any material to convey the visual message I am sharing with the viewer.