I make art that attempts to express the essence/spirit of things, animate and inanimate. My art takes on many subjects – nature (flora and fauna), people (portraiture and figure drawing), and objects, explored through drawings and photography. Both realism and abstraction interest me. I seek to constantly learn from other artists, past and present. One of my favorite mediums is sumi-e ink applied by bamboo brushes. I enjoy the immediacy of the ink, its boldness as well as its permanence. While I am in love with black and white compositions I have recently started exploring vivid color in my work.