A visual storyteller, I believe every person's experience of life has value. My art is more than painting for the esthetic; I aim to tell the stories of my subjects candidly, and often through scenes from the everyday. While many consider me a portrait artist, I identify as an American Scene Painter because I believe a person's environment tells their story as much as the person themselves. On a broader level, each portrait also tells the story of America in the 21st Century. From the "working poor" to politics, I hope my paintings will both entertain and inform. Thank you for visiting my site. Make art not war.