I create artwork to represent the freedom of expression that animals naturally possess. I endeavour to give the viewer a sense of our own human emotions reflected back to us through the lives and expressions of the animal world. There is, in many of us, a desire to be authentically ourselves, a desire we often conceal in favour of living according to societal expectations, and while those expectations are important - as is evident by the social lives of the animals around us - each of us has the right to express our thoughts and emotions in our daily lives.
Soft pastel, my medium of choice, lends a certain softness to my artwork, suggesting vulnerability in addition to the atmosphere shown in each painting. My style of hyperrealism is designed to give a sense of stepping into the painting and fully experiencing the message within.