"I feel a deep connection to my work, not because of any sense of guilt but a connection with living beings. There is something there and I want to explore what binds us through the use of colour, texture and detail. I want to create something that you feel like you can reach out, and its real, and you can feel it without physically moving. My attention to detail has always set me apart and I feel the eyes are the strongest way to reach out to people. Realism gets a bad rap for being lacking in emotion but I don’t think that is true. It captures its audience and catapults them into another reality."