I am a full-time expressionist painter with a surrealist edge. I paint urban landscapes and personify buildings so they look like the people who live in them.
I render urban landscapes with a blend of caricature and idealism. I make buildings look like living things and my stylized distortion of architecture often represents the people who inhabit the buildings and neighbourhoods.
The vivid colours and implied instability create a whimsical view of the city that seems as happy as most of us wish we were. I’ve learned that you can’t control the world but you can interpret it so I choose to emphasize the color and character and electricity of life. My hope is that those who like my work get a jolt of familiarity.
Current Residence: Vancouver
Favourite cartoon character: Pinky & The Brain
Personal Quote: Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all (W. Goldman, Princess Bride)