My primary works are acrylic portraits of animals, interpreted in bold, expressive color. I explore the fascination we humans have with the natural world and our attempts to maintain a connection to it through the animals we bring into our lives to share our experience with us. There is a tenuous edge between the domestic animals we harbor and the beasts in the wild. I explore the chasm between our perceptions of them and what they actually are: fully functioning instinctually driven, wild animals. In this age in which technology has propelled us far from our instinctual nature/roots, I find this intriguing.
In contrast to painting, where I stand for hours on end at an easel, I also manipulate photography in Photoshop. My...