I have always noticed the details in everything around me. How objects relate to each other spatially, and how light affects the appearance of objects as it changes throughout the day. My early interest in photography and cinematography heavily influence my use of light, shadow and composition in my works on canvas. The process of layering transparent pigments with reflective metallic leaf gives a depth and patina to the surface of the painting. I find great beauty in objects that are aged and worn. The chipped paint, the cracked wood, the burnished metal, all speak of a rich history.