As a painter of animals I am fascinated by the intelligence, natural beauty and adaptability of animals; as the world around them changes, their habitat and physical traits evolve more rapidly than humans. I have lived and interacted with animals for my entire life.
The purity of their actions and reactions led me to use animals as subject matter. My paintings are portraits of domesticated animals and wild animals in zoos, and sometimes refer to the predator-prey relationship, survival instinct, and extinction. Wild animals learn to fear humans while domesticated animals learn trust and dependency, and my paintings investigate that distinction. Like animals, my works have an expressionist attitude. I contrast static compositions, energetic brush strokes and decisive chisel marks suggesting the kinetic changes and movements in an animals life.