A painting represents a search and exploration of the everyday world around us. It is something that visually excites the eye. Shapes, values, colors, and modeling are combined with modern subject matter to emphasize captivating compositions and enhance the effects of fleeting, shimmering light juxtaposed against mysterious, transparent shadows. I generally begin with the center of interest, somewhere near the middle and work out from there. My work has a restless, experimental nature that often defies catagorization. The way light reveals itself is often the most important aspect of the subject. In addition to capturing how the light hits the subject, my process also emphasizes variety and unequal distribution of shapes and edges. My works are not meant to teach any particular viewpoint, but to open up a reflection of a view of the world around us and the connection between our environment and with each other.