Artist Statement: I draw from life. I think figure drawing is one of the cornerstones to any creative/successful community and perhaps always has been. With my current work there is no preliminary sketch, what you see is “the sketch” start to finish. I think we learn a lot about ourselves and each other when we draw. I feel when a piece is finished, it kind of serves as a mirror of sorts and helps you see and know things about yourself that may not have been so easy to realize without this “mirror”.