Appreciation of realist art is woven into the fabric of our culture. We are now experiencing a resurgence in realism that reflects the spirit of our lives. Within this resurgence is a new approach to realism. It is work that challenges the viewer to address new modes of expression through concepts and ambiguities that are difficult to appreciate or understand without bringing oneself into a dialogue with the work.
My paintings initiate such a dialogue with the viewer. They are my reflections on life. They are also about the craft of painting through expressive use of color and brushwork in oil pigment. While attractive, they are not decorative: they are essences of life. They provoke the viewer to reflect on life and delve into its enigmas; for by addressing the challenges presented in this new mode of realism the viewer's own existence is enhanced.