I'm a visual artist, specializing in portrait and figurative painting, living and working in Houston, Texas. My work revolves around the cohesion of the pure beauty found in nature and the human form. I am passionate about painting the figure and accentuating the drama in color that can be found in light and shadow on various skin tones. I aim to paint realistically while also allowing myself freedom in how I mix different hues and the way in which I apply each stroke. I try to refrain from emphasizing an obvious narrative quality in my work in order to allow the viewer to creatively engage by using their imagination to give the subject a reason to be.