"As an oil painter, I derive my subject matter from the familiar in everyday life. What interests me the most, is how am I going to tell a story with some ambiguity, particularly in the figures. What will the gesture indicate about the moment? The act of painting allows me to construct a narrative but also to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks and to linger. Quite honestly, I find beauty in the ordinary and unexceptional. Glimpses into the unremarkable corners of life are what inspire me to paint."