I am an oil painter who strives to be a chronicler of everyday life and everyday people. My work is an extension of my studies in journalism. which taught me the art of observation and to create an engaging scene from seemingly normal surroundings. I often capture scenes in plein air on location, which allows me to immerse myself in a subject. My paintings are a representation of the small slice of America I occupy. and I hope they speak truth to its diverse, ever-changing, conflicted, and beautiful nature.