My paintings are constructed with a modern themed narrative. I use figures to play out the stories I am telling. The images are strong, depicting brief moments in time. These oils are large and the technique is classical, but these paintings live in a modern world. I work with these paintings for months so I run the gamut of emotions. I'm trying to tap into that unconscious feed of energy in life we can't see, smell, or touch. I want that energy and emotion to be present in my paintings.