Painting responds to a desire in me for a sense of meaning and purpose. Intuitively, I know that I am alive to make this specific contribution. I enjoy relating to others through storytelling and humor. Employing humor in my work allows me to express the playful and mischievous qualities of my personality. Those whom I portray are often friends, pets and family. Each participant is a vibrant character in a story that only I can tell. My aim is to create work that reflects the joy and luminosity of my subjects. Through painting I seek to memorialize and celebrate these individuals and our collective narrative.