I am an observer of everyday scenes and objects that reflect a quiet slowness found in spaces that are without humans, yet formed by their presence. I look for subject matter that is so familiar that it is no longer seen. I want to record that which is ubiquitous and specific. My work often depicts static moments found in utilitarian sites. Painting primarily from life, I make a practice of working in different locations so I can discover new areas, people and imagery. I choose subject matter that is usually considered as backround. I think of the images as ‘character actors,’ and am often surprised at what is revealed by looking closely at something so familiar but unused to scrutiny. I try to capture the singular personality of the objects in front of me and also speak of its universal character. Utilizing abstract language, I paint dense volumetric forms that explore rich and complex relationships of shape, color and edge.