Early Work

"Vanitas With Cow Skull"

"Apples and Honey"


"Still Life With Glass" 

"Portrait Study IV"


These paintings and drawings reflect my early interest in depicting the world around me. Long before I embarked upon serious studies in art, I had always wanted to be able to draw. To set down upon paper what I saw before my eyes seemed to me a magical thing. It was natural that my initial interests in art lie in the direction of naturalism and realistic approaches to drawing and painting.

Though I have adopted a more expressive aesthetic for much of my current work, I continue to draw from life for the sheer pleasure of the experience. There is a certain sense of wholeness and understanding that comes with the act of seeing/drawing. My goal is an authentic visual response to significant encounters in my surroundings.