“Nothing beats paint for stopping time cold.”—Olivia Laing

I come to painting from a background in portraiture, printmaking and film, and elements of these inhabit my work. With my figurative work I hope to distill an emotional experience to its barest representation, conveying a sense of mood and personality while also hinting at an implied narrative. I’m interested in the way our bodies, gestures, and expressions can so eloquently telegraph meaning.

In paintings without a figure, a human presence is felt, in landscapes viewed through the distorting lens of time. There is an urgency to our memories of exquisite vistas and sublime sunsets as we sense the splendor of the natural world may be slipping away. The process of making these paintings has become a meditation for me, on change, loss, and the touchingly human but futile attempt to hold onto a particular moment in time.