My inspiration to create comes from the connections made in either the subtle, or impactful interactions between myself and the people that touch me. In viewing the artist portrait portfolio collection, it may be obvious that my paramount interest is in expressing story. I am also deeply inspired by those whose experiences affect our lives by their seeming insurmountable struggles and profound resistance. And yet I am equally inspired by the mundane moments in our lives. The stories at this point of convergence, and the narratives expressed here, are what I desire to portray.