I paint quasi-realistic people in abstracted settings from people's personal photos. People often feel like they know or have seen the subjects of my work. Not likely, unless you were drinking with those kids at beach-week, or were at that new years eve party in Austria. My subjects come mostly from internet photos albums and image search engines. The images I am drawn to have universal qualities that I collage into new and sometimes strange scenarios, way out of context of the original photos. I often wonder if an unwitting model is out there thinking, "I feel like someone is painting me."