I draw and paint narrative images in a representational manner. I strive to create works, capturing the essence of my observations and thoughts to immortalize moments and events of my subjects in paint. Each painting begins with the emotional energy I wish to convey in a scene, then I work out the image to relate the story of my subject to the viewer. I approach each image the same way a movie director plans a movie, making sure that the character, scenery, and props work together in a unified way to convey a clear and believable story. A painting is complete when I feel the story can be effectively read. I invite the viewers to visually participate in these moments, with the hope that they will be able to find a personal connection.