While primarily a painter, I often combine painting with other media. At the heart of this work is the process of synthesis, a “putting or placing of things together.” The combining of disparate ideas and media that interact together to create new relationships and perspectives intrigue me. I focus on the figure in order to address fundamental and contemporary human concerns; birth, suffering, innocence, vulnerability, technology dependence, economic disparity, aging and death. My work is highly influenced by my years working in human services. I desire to create work that is conceptual as well as humanist, critical as well as aesthetic.