ARTIST'S STATEMENT: I paint in oil and acrylic. I am interested in what I can do with color to express deep emotion. I don't believe in categories, but I consider myself a figurative expressionist. What matters most to me are the emotions and feelings revealed in the subject's face and body posture. There are too many artists to list as inspiration, but I love Modigliani, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Utamaro, and Kirchner, to name a few.