I am a Toronto born painter, currently residing in Elora, ON. I attended York University, where I studied Visual Arts and Sociology. For me, painting is a highly personal experience, during which time I explore questions regarding identity as fluid rather than fixed. The subject matter I paint from is varied, but portraiture and figures are my true passion. I work from personal photographic images and life interchangeably. When painting, whether it be a landscape, portrait, or figure my primary concern is to capture the emotional content. While the portraits and figures I render reflect what is familiar, I am even more interested in conveying the inner workings. This is to say; what might be going on beneath the surface. I feel that this is where the dialogue begins, and space is provided for individual reflection.