My paintings are examinations of myself. I am investigating my own relationships with other people and personal fears concerning my acceptance into society. I place the figure in various surroundings to enhance the truth that we are all inevitably alone regardless of our circumstances. Each setting appears recognizable; however each figure remains alienated from its surroundings, thus illuminating the tension between people and their situation.
My interest lies predominantly in surrealism, in particular I use imagery that reflects my own feelings of solitude, anonymity and discomfort amidst a media-frenzied world. I utilize a sense of realistic representation accompanied by characteristic marks derived from emotional context. I believe the human face describes what many people are unable or unwilling to convey verbally. I employ the use of masks to communicate the ambiguity that people portray as they interact in society.