I count myself among a growing number of painters addressing the resurgent interest in the nude as motif. My approach is visceral, fluid, and direct. It is the formal character of painting that I am interested in, the composition, form and quality of color. Working from life with a wide array of media, I am compelled quickly to build a sense of form or underlying structure during those fleeting moments when the conditions, the subject in its environment, the spirit and vision all coalesce. I ultimately seek to inspire the viewer with an economic and well – orchestrated realization of the human form.