I am fascinated with passing feelings and short private moments of human interaction. In particular, I look for the humor in our struggle for balance. I find inspiration by looking both outward and inward. From these observations I have developed a cast of characters who help me tell the stories. Then I pose the characters out of context in a simple, shallow space. I want to confine them in a moment, preserving the awkward that you can't put your finger on - a strange intensity that grabs you sometimes.
I feel that painting on paper instills a modesty and lightness to the subjects. Additionally, paper allows me to create even flats of color and I use elements of collage to push and pull the viewer's eye in and out of the shallow spaces of the painting.