My paintings present the/our human condition. They are suggestive in response but not actual, a moment in a journey. Hinting at hopes and fears, evoking dreams and inducing sober reality, confusing memorable fact with fiction. Delving into lush thick paint, I travel, gouge, temper and scrape, subverting my figurative subjects with delicate line and strident marks. I ask them questions and at the same time give them conflicting answers. Fervently I draw in order to give and take away, suggesting new narrative, if just for a moment.