As the featured artist for the May exhibition, I am excited to unveil my most recent paintings. My work explores dramatic light sources illuminating the scene. Light has the amazing power to transform a scene, adding a melancholy or exciting feel to the stationary objects. Urban and rural environments have a plethora of fascinating details with the organic elements creating rich textures that draw you in yet feature the sequestering nature of being alone. I selectively simplify the plethora of stimuli of both environments to create clarity and focus within my work. There is a juxtaposition of excitement and isolation within both settings.