My paintings set the stage for addictive personalities and puts them under a spotlight. Often pulling from past work environments (typically bars) I explore an ongoing theme of nightlife, while adding snippets of dreams, superstition, and fantasy. What does superstition look like? A seedy underbelly, sometimes exposed in plain sight and at other times peeking through the shadows. Through the haze of debauchery lurks a sinister psychological frisson in which an altered state of consciousness subverts reality and appearances become deceptive.