"My paintings are a conversation between my internal life, and the experience of living in the everyday world. They are stories condensed into an image that becomes a window into another world, where my characters are having a kind of parallel life. My earliest artistic influences were children’s books, which are very alive in me today. I also loved cartoons. The Addams Family, Bloom County, and Peanuts. This beautiful medium is ingenious at portraying the character of life in simple lines."