I am drawn to people who reveal a double personality- a mix on innocence and a darker side. I find painting subjects of this sort a challenge that reveals as much about my own psychology as it does that of my subjects – who happen to be my friends. As part of a generation of painters who came of age in New York City, my paintings explore the range of personas from innocence to subtly perverse that they employ in their daily lives. I see my work as part of an ongoing tradition of revealing psychological portraiture. Using styrofoam and epoxy, I make frames that replicate 18th century picture frame motifs in an effort to link my work to that tradition.
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