I am a painter, in the most traditional sense of the word. I work with oil paint on linen, keeping my experiments with surface and material to a pretty bare minimum. My small-scale representational paintings isolate the banal objects and scenarios of the everyday. Though the content is varied, each painting presents its precisely distilled subject using only the most essential means, letting formalities of color, light, and touch establish a provocative mood. There is no need for the viewer to be overburdened with too much visual information—these paintings are created as meditations, for both my audience and myself.