My art tells a story. In this body of work, I am inspired by classic film noir and pulp fiction cover art, genres that were a product of their era; they both supported and resisted the strict social codes of the time. The pictures are full of romantic longing, adventure, glamour, and beauty. Populated with femme and homme fatales, they evoke photographs a private detective might take through a window, espying people in some forbidden situation. My art uses a combination of drawing, painting and collage. Collage forces me to simplify and focus on aspects of design, which in turn supports the dramatic narrative, compelling us to wonder and reflect.