I am interested in the interaction of memory, imagination and the present moment. Drawing and painting allow me to play with these three things freely. I regularly draw and paint from life, with a focus on the human figure and landscape. I also work from memory and freely invent as needed and desired in my works, often with an assist from my favorite master painters. In my most sustained works, I aspire to orchestrate all of these source materials into a satisfying piece of art. I am currently working on a mixed media series that I call "Paper Dolls," inspired by my memories of important people in my life, and their stories.