As an artist I am fascinated with the human countenance. I have lived in Africa, Europe, and the US, and I love painting people of various cultures.
The study of the effects of light and color on my subjects are an endless source of inspiration for me. I have developed a unique style of painting with oil pastels that results in striking portraits that glow with dramatic light, various textures, and complementary color contrasts. For me, working with oil pastels is the best of both worlds, allowing for painterly textures and colors combined with expressive mark-making.