My work is about exploring the different aspects of the human disposition. Painting people who are close to me such as my friends and family, allows me to have a better understanding of them. I am also bringing the viewer in to experience their sober mood and their quirkiness. Hopefully by doing this they will be able to explore the painting and connect to it by finding a little piece of themselves in it. Taking the time to stop and get to know someone is something I am trying to do more of. I really feel it is important especially in such a divisive time we are living in.