Painting is my personal, visceral response to the world. I am inspired by the natural world and also by the depth and complexity of the human spirit. I’m simultaneously awestruck and baffled by our very existence, and my urge as a painter to name, or at least to document artfully, something true. I’m driven by a fierce truth-telling and an open-eyed acceptance of all of it — both the complexity and the beauty of life. I use paint to evoke something raw and authentic.