My paintings are a carefully observed negotiation, manipulated layer upon layer in order to create a work of art as equivalent as possible to the
complexity of real life.They are an attempt to control the almost uncontrollable substance that is oil paint, and the equally untamable expression
of the human condition.

Pushing around puddles of this almost living substance, I am endlessly defining and redefining the craft of oil painting to fabricate an animated,
breathing image grounded in the recognizable and familiar. Since I am purposefully involved with the contemporary world, I always seek to
merge it with a surface that is at once abstractly patterned and textured, and that combines a meticulous respect for realism with the power of
the personal image to speak a universal language. I want the subject and its environment to collide through the use of echo and repetition to
form a united composition. We are constantly bombarded visually and I hope to infuse my work with a way of engaging the viewer that is both
evocatively silent and powerfully commanding.

The artists I have been most influenced by are quite diverse: Caravaggio, Velazquez, Egon Schiele and Kathe Kollwitz. Their paintings share
both a profound respect and reverence for the individual with the power and the wisdom to explore those themes that haunt us: man's strength,
resilience and sensuality, together with the possession of an almost shocking clarity in this pursuit. I believe in the transformative powers of
painting: that the luminosity of pigment and medium is as manifest as the surface of the soul
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"Woman as Warrior", Oil on Panel, 30 x 32
"Portrait of Girl in Broken Window", Oil on Panel, 37 x 22
"Chinese Embroidery", Oil on Panel, 36 x 24
"Callas" Oil on Panel, 40 x 40
"See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil"      (Triptych), Oil On Panel, 48 x 28 (each)
"Kimono-Flower", Oil on Panel, 36 x 48
"Z", Oil on Panel, 24 x 28
"Nocturnal Terrain", Oil on Panel, 36 x 50
"Treble Clef", Oil on Panel, 32 x 36
"Vortex", Oil on Panel, 40 x 40
"Folding Chairs", Oil on Panel, 36 x 47
"Bettina", Acrylic & Oil on Board, 48 x 30
"Salome" Pastell auf handgeschöpftem Papier
"Reclining girl", Oil on Panel, 16 x 28
"Girl Undressing",Oil On Panel, 40 x 40
"Harlequin", Oil on Panel, 52 x 38
"Fringe", Oil on Panel, 40 x 40
"The Sari", Oil on Panel, 38 x 40
"P-R", Oil on Panel, 40 x 48
"C-2", Oil on Panel, 42 x 36
"P", Oil on Panel, 32 x 28
"ettes", Graphite on Paper, 20 x 16