Artist's Statement

I see the world through a tactile lens, sensing volume, form, light and shade - suggesting an engagement with the infinite, into the deep recess of visual space. My primary concern is the figure captured through this prism, evoking strong emotions for the viewer in the encounter of Flesh and Form. While my work may not be transgressive, certainly the viewer can be awed or even a little shocked by the frank disposition and articulation of the contours of the naked body. My work is highly descriptive and infused with a sensuous romanticism with a love for imagined beauty. 

I received both a Bachelors (BFA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree,  then began to build a corporate retail career (Vice President Visual Merchandising and Store Design) that lasted for thirty six years, all the while simultaneously maintaining a studio - with a passion for the figurative - with very little exposure to the public. I returned to painting and drawing full-time, establishing a studio in North Scottsdale, Arizona four years ago.