I make art because it’s the way I process the world around me. I studied the human figure and watercolors at the Arts Student's League of New York, and I am registered in the BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry. The goal of my artistic method is to achieve ideals articulated in China during the Song dynasty as exemplified in contemporary art by artists like Xu Beihong , Liu Haili and Qi Baishi by adopting the ink and brush style to watercolor. This uses dynamic brushstrokes in one color and make heavy use of tone to render my inner feelings in response to the human figure and still lives.. This generates simplified , evocative forms that allow me to identify myself with the subject in its purest form. Stripping down the forms allows me to create not only traditional single subject paintings but hybrid multiples that explore the negative interaction between elements through the negative space, making the individual multiples into a cohesive whole. I interpret the world as I see it and reduce what I see and feel to a tangible form.