My recent work begins by arranging objects from my everyday life into quiet scenes. Through an immediate and intuitive painting process, I then try to uncover an emotion deeper than the simplicity of the scene. The materials and the process itself are as important to me as the scene depicted. I mix my own oil paint and build the panels so that the parts of the whole have personal value on their own beneath the two-dimensional composition. I paint from life and try to work quickly to orchestrate the forms, colors, and texture into a cohesive image that evokes a subtle sensation.