Draughtsmanship and narrative are central to my works both
professional and personal.
I began drawing with a heightened interest in symbols and their
meaning. My earliest scrawls often focused on this. What would
something become if it was altered, the nature of its physicality
changed? How would the perception of that object--as symbol--be
altered? It is these questions and the graphic answers I develop
under tight deadlines that constitute the body of my professional
My personal work evolved along other lines. The activity of
drawing lies at its core. To explore the power of a simple line, or
value, working its way on the surface of a page fascinates me. It
is within these drawings I pull upon my perception, not just as a
draughtsman, but as something of a interpreter, seeking out the
meaning of a mark, the poetry of a passage, getting lost in the
interpretation of the content. These drawings are mediations, as
satisfying in their creation as much as their finish.
Since childhood, I’ve engaged in the practice of sketching.
Continuing on, I never cease to be amazed at the complexity of the
visual world; its richness and narrative. My sketchpads encompass
drawings that stylistically range from a sort of impressionist
shorthand to carefully crafted visual contemplations. It is within
these brief limned essays that the visual vocabulary of my practice
is formed and expanded.