I am drawn to the mystery of human nature and the stories that are locked within each of us. The narratives therein are expressed strongly in my paintings, through the human body as the house for interaction. My poignant depictions act as sophisticated cartoons, humorously disconnected from physical reality, to portray the inner struggles of life, love, loss, disappointment, joy, shock, longing, and brazen sexuality.
As a clinical psychologist, I am constantly in conversation with people. My artwork is informed by a universal understanding of human nature, as a residue from the experience of my sessions. For over 30 years I have born witness as people shared their stories in an effort to understand how to put meaning to their suffering. My flamboyance, humor, empathy and wisdom have guided many towards transformation. Certainly, my art is a reflection of the lessons that I have learned from these courageous people.
My compositions are loaded with political, social, and emotional commentary as a platform to communicate beyond cognitive intentions. To "view life from a distance with honor and a sense of wonderment" is all I can ask. From couples that represent unions and relationships we hold, to the recurring imagery of wings and unusual angels that express life and death, my work is constantly tapping into the power within each human being.