Working primarily in oil, and occasionally gouache, I have painted a variety of subject matter through the years. However, I find myself continuously returning to the revealing, expressive and narrative qualities of the human face and figure. Drawing inspiration largely from observations of my children, my aim is to capture the essence of the human response to the metamorphic beauty and intense emotional struggles that arise with each new season of life. Approached in a painterly and expressive style, my paintings explore these qualities in often foreshortened or exaggerated poses, fluid compositions and the thoughtful assembly of brushstrokes. My work is heavily influenced by the linear qualities and approaches of Paul Cezanne and Egon Schiele, and by the composition and painting techniques of artist such as John Singer Sargent and Malcomb Liepke.