_I am a self-taught oil painter working in the realist style. I work from photos I take during my travels largely throughout the U.S.; though lately, some photographs from a recent trip to Chile have made the cut. Instinctually, the subject matter I gravitate towards has a lot to do with growing up in L.A. during the 70’s. A deep sense of nostalgia ignites in me over the style of that decade…the design, the music and the manufacturing palette. It was the first visual language I understood in terms of the objective world around me and feels comforting and familiar to me whenever I see it today. Moreover, I hope to capture that still point between hurried activity whereby the viewer alone might remain, suspended in some reverie or another of his or her own.