I am an oil painter creating in an expressive contemporary style. My work centers on strong emotional and narrative connections. It is influenced by everyday living, observing, and daydreaming, and informed by the intimacy of personal stories and memories, both my own and those collected. Much of this is represented in my repeated imagery of crows, dogs, spirit figures, turtles, the moon, and houses. I use texture and movement to focus your engagement and prefer the challenges of a limited primary palette. I believe art is a necessity, it reaches across culture, language and time, and can teach us a compassionate understanding for one another. I work compulsively feeling this responsibility to honor humanity’s crucial need for harmony.