Art for me is a way to unmask myself and I invite the viewer to do the same: to connect and recognize one another for who we are. My primary medium is oils; in my figurative work I explore our common experiences of vulnerability, strength, sexuality, vices and humor. Working with landscapes- cityscapes or interior scenes inparticular- teaches me to embrace the mundane, at times the unattractive, and celebrate simplicity. Through this practice I often find myself feeling in love with everything around me and I deeply wish to share that feeling with my viewer! I strive to encourage authenticity and offer another point of connection between all of us.