My figurative work begins during my daily travels, using my sketch book to capture a subject and, without describing detail, depict what that subject is doing. The sketches become reference material for my studio paintings. With each sketch I think about what I find interesting about the scene and what I need to record quickly in order to use it for a painting. The goal of my sketches is to capture a gesture and the lights and darks in the figure. Sometimes I will re-use a sketched figure in multiple paintings.