Welcome to my website. In my art I use the human figure to explore elements of our humanity. The figures are based on people I know or have heard about or are characters I have invented. I often include allusions to art history, mythology or my own personal history in my works. I use texturally rich materials like clay, wood, collage, oil paint and found objects that allow me to communicate my feelings about my subjects. My art is colorful and exuberant and addresses contemporary concerns such as personal power, sexual politics, fear and loss.