Interior with Window, 60 x 64 inches, Oil on Linen, 2011

Eulogy, 42 x 42 inches, Oil on Canvas, 2008

L'Estate, 20 x 24 inches, Oil on Canvas, 2009

Beneath Glass, 58 x 58 inches, Oil on Linen, 2008

Closing the Tear, 60 x 60 inches, Oil on Linen, 2008

Artist Statement
I make paintings, usually medium to large, with oil paint, and occasional other materials. Over time, I have developed a personal visual language that I use to communicate and to evoke. My paintings occupy the role of vessel for ideas and emotions: akin to keeping a diary. They are memorials to events and losses, they are markers of what I have thought and dreamed of.

The idea of a personal language is dear to me and informs my evolution and direction as a painter. I am also interested in the idea of a memorial, or a physical space which serves as a marker or vessel for emotions often nuanced and complex. The idea of the stand-in or placeholder is relevant to my use of painting as a surrogate for my own complex emotions.

I seek in my work to occupy the grey area between “representation” and “abstraction”– or rather, to carve out a place which is neither. I am interested in making paintings which do not illustrate ideas but rather embody them, an idea I describe as “being-ness”.

My future goals are simply to continue.