A figure in a moment. In planes and swathes of color. That’s how I’ve come to view the world around me. It’s what I work to capture in my canvases. In the last decade, I’ve accepted that my camera sees portraits better than I do. So I use my iPhone to freeze reality as visual notes and let my brushes and palette knives create worlds and surfaces beyond photography. I love the texture of brush strokes, the presence of figures that hold our attention without being particular persons. I gravitate to rooms frequented by people, where colors can outshine figures.