I am continually inspired by the world around me. By the strength and grace of the New Orleans live oak trees. By the energy and spirit of the Austin Greenbelt. By the loving face of a pet. By the stories in the faces of musicians.
My paintings are derived from photographs. Used as a starting point, they are not meant to be exact replications. By cropping, adding and subtracting elements, playing with color, and focusing on the dance of shadow and light, I strive to convey my own unique vision. I hope to evoke an emotional response. I invite the viewer to step inside and be transported to another place and hear my story.