Characters of the Everyday populate my paintings, the people one might see on the subway, in school-yards or shopping malls. I am fascinated by the unspoken dialogue between people, the language of posture and expression, and by the small moments of drama in daily life. The threatening bully, the weariness of the commuter, the joyous abandon of an unguarded moment; these are the main focus of my work. I believe that these moments have universal elements that transcend their regional inspiration and make them accessible to all people.

For reference material I take photos of local events and local characters. Later I look over these photos and create compositions that reflect some element of drama. Some images are pure character studies and others are statements about contemporary society and the isolation of the individual.

I work in various media, oil, pastel, pencil or watercolor, to fit the mood of the scene.