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Rage
Oil on Canvas
30"x40"
2007
Artist at Work
Oil on Canvas
36"x48"
2008
Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas
35.5"x60"
2008
Indecision
Oil on Canvas
36"x60"
2008
Raw II
Oil on Canvas
48"x48"
2008
American Roulette
Oil on Canvas
60"x48"
2008
Knife Play
Oil on Canvas
30"x24"
2009
L.A. Blues
Oil on Canvas
72"x48"
2009
No Exit
Oil on Canvas
48"x36"
2009
Study in Contrasts X
Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
46"x46"
2009
All Quiet on the Home Front...
Oil on Canvas
48"x72"
2009
Oil Painting Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas
60"x36"
2009
Oil Painting Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas
40"x40"
2009
Too Late
Oil on Canvas
48"x60"
2009
Portrait of Christine and Katie Mae
Oil on Canvas
48"x48"
2010
And God Said Speak...
Oil/ Zipper on Canvas
48"x60"
2010
The Black Dahlia (Before)
Oil on Canvas
48"x36"
2010
The Black Dahlia (After)
Oil on Canvas
48"x60"
2010
Untitled (Shaved)
Oil on Canvas
60"x36"
2011
Stalled
Oil on Canvas
48"x60"
2012
Raw
Acrylic/ Oil on Canvas
60"x36"
2008
No More Fairy Tales
Oil on Canvas
36"x48"
2012

My paintings are a way of telling a story about the world I have experienced. They are personal reflections of emotional, mental and physical occurrences that have directly or indirectly impacted my life.
Each subject is faced with the contemplation of a moment; the before, during or after. The paintings are ambiguous in nature to provoke viewers into creating their own conclusions. The women portrayed in each painting is stripped down to their most unadorned expression. By pairing a muted color palette with vibrant touches of oil paint I walk the line of realistic portraiture and abstraction.