Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no empathy for human pain
The name human you may not retain!
Saadi Shirazi, 13th century
My paintings convey the shared emotions of all mankind-feeling that transcend prejudice of race, social status, religion, or even a too narrow interpretation of beauty. Personal experiences direct my heart and the art I share with the viewer.