History and traditions of storytelling fascinate me. I seek to create images that tell a story, even when explicit text of the story does not accompany those images. Where it does not, the narrativity of my paintings often still implies the existence of a text. I enjoy considering the translation gaps between images and words that leave room for subjective interpretations, especially the image’s ability or inability to capture the meanings of both artist and text. I am also very interested in placing modern events and people into historical contexts, in blending fact with fiction, and generally disregarding the lines drawn between subject matter that render a painting “historical,” “contemporary” or “mythological”. For me these categories of storytelling share more than they differ, regardless of their varied truth claims or presumed fictiveness.