Artist Statement

What is it that drives me and influences my images?

My life, my soul, my style, is best described as a dichotomy.  My brain is constantly busy, but I revere silence.  I seek out beauty from objects and people not considered classically beautiful.  I am inspired by nature but want to improve upon it.  I love to hear stories but I want to tell them in my own words and in my own way.  My art is a reflection of my personality: colorful but always mindful of light and shadows.  High contrast, cinematic, bold and passionate yet at the same time quiet and introspective. I am easy to recognize but difficult to define. I have so much to say but I will coax you to say it for me. My great passion is expressing myself with images, but my greater passion is helping others make great images.