It is very difficult for me to look at most things and situations and not feel compelled to record them - either in art or song - capturing and archiving some simple moments in our time to look back on or listen to. My peers say my work is Hopper-esque. As much as I do like the work of Edward Hopper, I think their attribution refers to the sense of “lone-ness” one feels when viewing his work – the stand alone house, the empty building. What stories do they tell? What secrets do they hold? Similarly, my subjects have a story. Having studied at Rhode Island School of Design with a major in Illustration and my 30 year professional career as a graphic designer and musician, my visual and musical influences lean toward the illustrative. My medium of choice is acrylic as it allows me to make quick changes in color and composition. I prefer painting in deep tones - sometimes smooth and thin in texture, sometimes impasto. Whether urban or pastoral landscapes, I strive for compelling compositions. My paintings are very accessible, inviting the viewer to create their own story.