At the core of my work is a deep concern and respect for our planet, particularly its “silent inhabitants”—the animals and plants we share it with. Through allegory and symbolism, I express this concern, and at the same time remind viewers of the wonders in this extraordinary world. My work speaks to our rapidly changing modern technological environment and simultaneously presents images of natural balance, odd beauty, and mystery. The paintings consistently refer to nature, but they also acknowledge contemporary society, thus creating a dialogue between the modern world we’ve created and the fragile, quiet, yet persistent natural environment. Often lush, sometimes stark and theatrical, my “allegorical realist” paintings always ask more questions than they answer.