The current body of work continues to focus on specific moments I have observed in my life that most often come from my travels. Abstracted figures and architectural spaces often evoke European and Latin American influences, yet, could exist anywhere. They are the subjects for these paintings. The anonymous, often faceless, figures in familiar places suggest a story or the memory of a time and place. There are figures that linger in shadows; individuals caught in quiet contemplation; or people simply occupied with their personal lives. Strong passages of light and shadow, however, are key elements used in these paintings. The light and shadows with the figurative and architectural elements are simplified into compositional shapes of light and color that strive to capture the atmosphere, to suggest a narrative, and to achieve a feeling of intrigue and mystery. Above all, I hope to incite thought and memory.