"A portrait is not an identificative paper but rather the curve of an emotion" -James Joyce

Artist Statement

     There is a cadence and tempo to oil painting that stands in full contrast to the frenetic nature of our contemporary culture.  My work offers a slow and forensic account of my painting experience.  I invite the viewer to retrace the steps of my search for a pregnant moment.  I see a painting as a collection of many moments; I preserve only those that I won’t negotiate.  I am interested in the relationships between personal and human stories, between subject matter and the plastic form.  I look for truths in my process.  I hope that my paintings offer a durational mode of viewing that can lead to contemplation, even knowledge, for as much as I believe we can truly know anything.

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