After working in computer animation for over a decade, I yearned for something tactile & tangible. I started painting in oils in 2012, focusing in on still life painting. Working with inanimate objects I was interested in capturing a hidden life or character in these common everyday items. In 2016 I am exploring figurative themes in my personal work. I’ve narrowed my focus to how we interact with objects, our tactile relationships between our hands & objects we encounter. I employ a loose realistic style, with focus on specific details. I love to work with lighting & value to create mood & atmosphere.