I am a tactile portrait painter searching for pure expression through experimentation and evaluation of abstraction. I strive to create images that move the viewer. It is my desire to document the human condition. Inspired by human interaction and the social tendencies of man I depict people as crude characters expressing feelings and acting out emotions. I create paintings that present an opportunity for introspection as well as investigate the interpretation of personal existence in everyday life. I use the art historic language of abstract expressionism as a point of departure to begin these explorations.