Family Files was created in 2012. In that year, at Perpich Center for Arts Education I created my first series of paintings using oil. These paintings are miscellaneous images taken from collections of family photos. Portraiture is always something I always was consumed by. I loved the emotion, thought provoking postures, interaction amongst family members, and all things timeless that were created by these images. Family is one thing that will always remain constant, and that is what keeps me painting - the love of my family and the moments we share.