On the Drawing Board: the emotional male figurative

I think because my pieces are often little stories in my head, I have to start with the faces, the characters that will tell the story.  

I often describe my work as 'male figurative' and while that's a key component, the word 'figurative,' for me evokes a presentation of the male body in an anatomical and studious way rather than a presentation of men, men with emotions and desires and experiences of life.