I love my images. I spend hours looking through pictures, finding the right one. If I am lucky, they love me back and translate into a painting. Examples of references for my work include vintage nudist magazines and missing person posters. My execution is figurative work in a realistic style, constructing a trusted replica of reality. My subjects are typically on the edge of distress or discomfort. In my work, there is an underlying pressure to accommodate, to meet societal standards, and an anxious impulse to be happy.