I paint what I know, what surrounds me and how I view the world: my perspective. My work is big, inviting, colorful, and full of environmental life which translates into a flow of emotion. I feel like using a big canvas lets the viewer feel as if they can walk right into the painting. I enhance my feelings with brush movement as well to have my viewers eyes keep moving around the painting. My intent is to hold their attention. In many of my compositions, human figures engage in manual labor, work against backdrops of mundane architecture, industrial settings, or bizarre and often barren landscapes. These figures, though squarely centered, often have the appearance of being part of still lives devoid of a human presence, or collaged elements belonging to different time zones. My work is an intersection of personal history with the politics of industrial alienation..