My art is about life and our surroundings, those little things we ignore every day. Through art I get the chance to view the patterns of life and bring my perspectives to others. I want to capture them through the shadow of a vessel, the fabric on the wall, the patterns created by a stalk of peppers or fish in a pond, the simple surroundings and pleasures often over looked. I find peace in my surroundings whether it is in my back yard or in a corner of someone else’s world. It’s that little piece of everyday life and that combination of images that conjure up a complex story for me. I consider my work windows of observations, by coming in close and narrowing the view to observe objects we pass on an everyday basis. My paintings are investigations of my surroundings, emphasizing a piece of the total view so as to draw attention to a particular point of interest. I enjoy seeking out patterning and over-emphasizing it, manipulating it, creating and recreating what I observe.