I’m a figurative painter from Chicago, now living in Galena, Illinois. My paintings are of stylized figures in all the moods, poses and gestures that people assume unconsciously as they go about the business of living. Joyful or melancholy; graceful or awkward; it’s all fascinating to me. Typically I place my subjects in urban environments, often involved in some kind of power struggle. At the same time, I try to induce humor into my work and many times include Art Historical references. I use vivid colors, metallics, glosses and thick brushwork to complement my subjects and maximize the visual energy. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it.