"Are we just actors playing a role on the stage of life?
Who are we beneath the masks we wear?
Painting for me is the search for significance and truth that lies veiled beneath the surface.
The search for a place where the true self exists… has always existed.
In these large format expressive portraits, through an interplay of strong light and shadow and a limited palette, I strive to remove all that is extraneous and focus essentially on bringing out the intrinsic character of the subject.
And something tells me, that by seeking the true nature of the subjects I paint, I will, in the process, find my own."
* Based on a photograph by Jan.C Photography