I paint from a model in short poses ranging from one to forty five minutes, usually. It is the process of short poses that brings to life what I am after – simply the beauty of the human gesture and the color of that moment. Swift strokes and decisions define my figurative work. I walk away from the figure painting and come back to it later to add into the background. With refreshed vision I see what the painting is calling for – a vivid color, stenciled pattern, maybe an architectural shape or a horizon line. My work is about focusing on what is in front of me at the moment – the present moment, where I find perfection and beauty.