Many of my paintings take timeless “Classical” themes and infuse them with a twist of modern culture. The familiar styles and subjects are intended to capture the attention of a broad audience, creating at first an element of comfort and recognition. The conflicting imagery within is always more subtle, allowing for unexpected turns in the otherwise predictable narrative. I find irony and humor in the merger of ancient religion and contemporary civilization-especially in America. As religion both connects and divides, so do many elements of contemporary culture.