My latest series of paintings continues my exploration of the boundaries of realism in figurative painting. I am endlessly drawn to the story the figure tells: the subtlety and complexity inherent in pose, gesture, and expression. I refine this story with details omitted and details augmented, deliberately incorporating visual glitches which question the logic of the painted reality while forming a record of my selective perception. This coalescing of infinite possibilities into a finite vision is the essence of the creative process – a process which continually fascinates me as I seek to convey something open-ended within the limits of my canvas.