I am an artist living in the Sacramento area of California. I work in a style I call "Suburban Primitive." This style combines my interest in the origins and functions of art along with life in the suburbs. For me the draw of art lies not in the depiction of physical reality but rather the representation of my emotional, psychological and intellectual reactions to the environment in which I live. In general painting, for me, is visual thinking. It is a way of making sense, finding connections and organizing the seemingly incongruent thoughts that bounce around within my head. Ultimately I hold the belief that all things, within our existence, are somehow tied together and my task, as an artist, is to find and explore these ties.