I am capturing the essence of a human being in oil on linen and charcoal on paper. My paintings and drawings are always created from a live model. Expressive paint strokes, palette knife work, and even painting with fingers suggest deeper emotional intensity in my relationship with the human form. I draw and paint from observation in order to achieve the mark making and color harmony desired. I want to change how nudes have been and still are often portrayed as visual subjects in traditional and contemporary iconography.