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I’ve met my goal when I’ve transported the viewer into the world of the painting but that viewer remains aware my hand wielded the brush. The painting walks a line between invoking reality and a collection of brush strokes. I will become obsessed with the source of an image, and repeat it 2, 3, 6 times and more; I wake up at night thinking about it and occasionally get up to paint all night. I carry my paints to many locations. Much of my subject matter shares a theme of human impact on the environment. I am equally fascinated by subjects not usually considered “art-worthy”, such as light switches or the numbers on telephone poles. Whether it is my anxiety about climate change expressed in paintings of burned-over forests, or the eerily beautiful and faintly disturbing paintings of night-time industrial settings, I know that my best work contains both awe and ambivalence.