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