ARTIST STATEMENT

My houses are like self-portraits – painted to reflect the human condition with emotion and honesty. If these structures could talk, I’d like to hear their stories – the tales of the people who inhabited the space, the energy they brought to it, their legacy. I am intrigued by the power the houses possess to evoke a human presence where none exists. Like us, these structures are broken but beautiful containing layers and depth for the viewer to contemplate and build their own stories in the process. The goal of my work is to capture attention, keep it, then reward it with thought-provoking interest and discussion.